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Object Name: Bowl
Date: ca. 1790
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 1 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 11.4 cm )
Place made: Asia, China
Description: Porcelain bowl with molded feather edge on exterior of rim and flat bottom; decoration consists of a wide band of blue enamel with gold stars bounded below by a band of blue dots; blue enamel gilded floral swags below band; shield with blue enamel and gold star border, ribbons, and leafy swags, inscribed with initials at center.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Object Number: 1984.35
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Marks: painted: in blue on shield: "J M W"

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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).