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Fruit bowl

Object Number: 
1984.37
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 11 in. ( 12.1 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Fruit bowl with 4-sided lobed rim decorated with blue enamel and gilding; border decoration conisits of wide bands of blue enamel with gold stars; bounded by a gold spearhead band; interior decoration of blue enamel gilded floral swags; shield at center with blue enamel and gold star border, ribbons, leafy swag, and inscribed initials.
Gallery Label: 
This dish, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group