Scalloped edge bowl
Overall: 2 1/4 x 9 in. ( 5.7 x 22.9 cm )
Chinese export porcelain scalloped edge bowl with blue "Canton" design; central landscape image includes water, pagodas and bridge surrounded by decorative border. Interior top edge of scallop border decorated with rope band and diaper-pattern surmounting border of swag-like motif. Exterior of bowl decorated with three floral sprays on white ground.
This bowl is part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
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