Chinese export porcelain enamel and gilt decorated punch bowl

Metadata

Title

Chinese export porcelain enamel and gilt decorated punch bowl

Description

Decorated with blue enamel border and floral spray, the exterior with circular reserves and the initial "N" in gilt, paper label attached to base inscribed, "This punch bowl, originally the property of Napoleon Bonaparte, was purchased at the sale of Joseph Bonaparte's effects at Bordentown NJ and presented to my brother, Genl. James St. C. Morton - A.P. Morton - March 27, 1906" Four hairlines that go through the other side; gilt loss, scratches.

Source

Private Collection

Date

19th century

Extent

Dia: 13 1/4 in.

References

http://auctions.freemansauction.com/auction-lot-detail/1303/6

Provenance

Bequest of Emily F. Robins, 1938
Sold by the order of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to benefit acquisitions funds. Sold at Freeman's Americana Sale, 14 April 2008, lot 6, for $750.

Citation

“Chinese export porcelain enamel and gilt decorated punch bowl,” Joseph Bonaparte in America, accessed December 10, 2018, https://www.josephbonaparteinamerica.org/items/show/27.