Covered Bowl and Stand

France (Paris)
1717–22
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.519a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver

On View

Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

A Japanese Imari silver-mounted covered bowl and plate. The porcelain painted with fans and flowers in red and blue with gilding. The rim of the plate and foot of the bowl chased with entrelacs. The faceted loop handles bolted inside the bowl and connected to the foot with panels of strapwork. The rim of the lid and base of the knob chased with entrelacs, the knob with a band of strap work and a hexagonal flowerhead finial.

Inscription

Discharge Mark: for medium-sized work, 1717-1722, a crowned fleur-de-lys (Dennis 247): once on each handle. Unknown Mark: a fleur-de-lys in a diamond-shaped shield: Knob, foot, rim of plate. Illegible mark [an insect?]: one handle, flange of lid. Engraved "301" on undersides of lid rim and foot.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection