Punch bowl

Danish
about 1801


Object Place: Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dimensions

14.92 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.763

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Curved sides, gilded rim & base. In wreath topped by lion’s head “Tilegnet/O:Fischer/og alle brave Danshe/Klöbenhavn 2 April 1801/af/Roejoe-torff” and naval battled around bowl in wide band between gold lines. Blue flowers on lower bowl. Depicts the naval vicory of Admiral Nelson at Copenhagen in 1801.

Markings

Mark on bottom

Provenance

Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation