Maker: Ceramic Art Company (American (Trenton, New Jersey), 1889–1896)

Date: ca. 1897

Geography: Made in Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration

Dimensions: H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Diam. 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1987

Accession Number: 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.