Tea Bowl

Chinese
1750–1799


Object Place: China for American Market

Dimensions

4.76 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.442

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

The tea bowl is decorated on one side with a hand-painted, rust-colored American eagle surrounded by gold stars. The other side has a small gold floral design, and a godl border with swags is painted around the interior rim of the bowl. The bowl is set on a small base.

Provenance

1971, gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the MFA. (Accession date: Nov 10, 1971)

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology