Manufacturer: Ceramic Art Company (Trenton, New Jersey, 1889–96)
Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration; H. 3 in. (7.6 cm), Diam. 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm)
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1987 (1987.26)
For the Ceramic Art Company’s 1897 National China Painters’ Bowl Competition in New York City, amateurs decorated the same shallow circular bowl and their work was on exhibition for three days at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This bowl, one of three known examples from this competition, is painted with classical scrolling acanthus and rams’ heads enriched with gilding and is identified by a special mark on the base.