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Chestnut bowl with lid

Chinese export
about 1785


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.777a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Elliptical with bulbous sides, raised & gilded rays on body above high molded foot. Gilded shell handles at ends. Openwork cover in radiating pattern with woven work midway; double bulb finial. In black: garlands & flowers on rim & foot; acanthus design band on rims of foot & cover; elliptical medallions on sides & crest of dog above. The central medallion painted in brown with putti among baskets of fruit and flowers, an allegory of Autumn, after an engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1785) after a drawing by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), from a series published by Pergolesi in 1782. Set with 57.777-781

Provenance

By 1941, the Winfield Foundation; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA.

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation