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Bowl with cover and stand (écuelle)

Photo by Beth Mann

Bowl with cover and stand (écuelle)


Philippe Castel

French, (active 1771/2 - 1796/7)

These scenes with exotic gentlemen in Turkish dress recall the bustling harbor scenes fashionable on porcelain earlier in the eighteenth century. Philippe Castel placed his exotic figures in harbor scenes dominated by classical ruins, inspired by the interest in ancient Greece and Rome that captivated Europe during the last quarter of the eighteenth century.
Hard paste porcelain
4 3/4 x 11in. (12 x 28cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ulrich Fritzsche
Provenance: Private collection, South America, until mid-1970s; [Sotheby's, New York, NY, mid-1970s]; Dr. Ulrich Fritzsche, Seattle, Washington until 2005
Photo by Beth Mann
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


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SAM's Porcelain Room

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