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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 245

    A 'RHODE ISLAND' PUNCH BOWL

    CIRCA 1802-06

    Price Realised  

    A 'RHODE ISLAND' PUNCH BOWL
    CIRCA 1802-06
    Enameled front and back with an eagle holding a shield bearing a foul anchor, a trumpet of fame and a banner reading IN GOD WE HOPE, all symbols of Rhode Island, the sides and interior of the bowl with loose bouquets, the rim with a gilt and purple band of fruiting grapevine
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) diameter


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    The present eagle motif finds its origins in the 1802-05 masthead of Newport's Rhode-Island Republican newspaper. For another punch bowl with this same Newport eagle owned by John Jay (1745-1829) and gifted to the Diplomatic Receiption Rooms, U.S. Department of State by George P. Morse, see J. McClure Mudge, Chinese Export Porcelain in North America, New York, 1986, p. 217, no. 355.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howad, Made in China, p. 140, no. 89.