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Ladle for Gravy Boat

Chinese for export


Dimensions

Overall: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

51.911d

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain

Part of a set with 51.911a-d. Chinese for export. Boat: elliptical with modeled shells at ends one of which forms end of domed cover, pierced for ladle handle, which fits with flat edge into other. Fluted surfaces, splayed foot, cone (?) finial. Mulberry & gold guilloche borders & mulberry garlands on cover & tray. Medallions of lady flying dove on sides & in tray which has scalloped edge & modeled shells at ends. Ladle has deep bowl, shell in orange on back, border & flowers inside, shell on forward bent rounded tip.

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