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Sugar bowl and stand

Sugar bowl and stand

ca. 1726-28

A pheasant perched on a stylized rock is featured in this scene. The bird is surrounded by exotic flowering plants such as peonies, plum, and chrysanthemums, all unknown in Europe at this time.
Hard paste porcelain
Bowl: 4 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 in. (11.7 x 13.3 x 10.2 cm)
Stand (Diameter): 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Gift of Martha and Henry Isaacson
Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson, unknown purchase date until December 1969; gift from Mr and Mrs Henry and Martha Isaacson to Seattle Art Museum, Washington, 1969
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 179

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