Gousse Bonnin. <em>Sweetmeat Dish</em>, 1770–1772. Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze, 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (13.3 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 45.174. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.174_reference_SL1.jpg)

Sweetmeat Dish

Artist:Gousse BonninGeorge Anthony MorrisAmerican China Manufactory

Medium: Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze

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Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (13.3 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm)



Accession Number: 45.174

Image: 45.174_reference_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sweetmeat dish, white earthenware, composed of three half shells attached to a central rusticated stem surmounted by a circular shell of smaller size; three short peg feet support the base. Many small shells and bits of coral are encrusted on a central stem; a hand painted design of flowers, wheat and insects in underglaze zaffer blue compose the decoration, the shells are accented in the same blue. Condition: slightly nicked.

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