Cake shell

Object Number: 
1992.5b
Date: 
ca. 1832
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. ( 6 x 21.3 x 24.1 cm )
Description: 
Cream-colored, shell-shaped porcelain cake shell with a scalloped border, a light blue band, a gold Greek-key border and a floral medallion in the center.
Gallery Label: 
This cake shell was part of Luman Reed's dinner service. It passed to his widow, Mary Barker Reed (1786-1869), to her son-in-law and daughter; Dudley Barber Fuller (1801-1868) and Mary Reed Fuller (1811-1875), to their daughter and son-in-law; Frederick Sturges and Mary Reed Fuller, to their son-in-law and daughter; Andrew Chalmers Wilson and Mary Fuller Sturges Wilson, to her first cousin once-removed and her first cousin; Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Fuller Parker to their son, the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John van Cortlandt Parker, Luman Reed's great-great-great-grandson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group