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Two-handled Bowl

Maker:
Cornelius Kierstede (1674–ca. 1757)
Date:
1700–1710
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/8 x 13 13/16 in. (13.7 x 35.1 cm); 25 oz. 19 dwt. (806.9 g) Lip: Diam. 9 11/16 in. (24.6 cm) Foot: Diam. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
38.63
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Derived from Dutch, Scandinavian, and English sources, brandywine bowls were used on festive occasions such as the kindermaal, when women gathered to welcome a newborn child. Following Dutch custom, a bowl would be filled with raisins and brandy and passed from guest to guest. Here, boldly chased tulips create a sumptuous effect. The bowl belonged to Theunis Jacobsen Quick, a wealthy baker, and his wife, Vroutje Janse Haring.
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