Covered Bowl and Stand
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver
Britain, 1750-1800 / Portraits (Gallery 141)
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.
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.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection