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Scalloped edge bowl

Object Number: 
2004.30.7
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 9 in. ( 5.7 x 22.9 cm )
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group