Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

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Raised, spiral-lobed, compressed globular, open sugar bowl with Chinoiserie decoration, including two cast and applied S-curve dragon handles and ten chased and repousse panels on body depicting bamboo, peonies, flowering prunus branches and dragons, all on a finely-textured ground; Oriental scenes on two side panels feature a scholar seated at a rock opposite another scholar seated at a table. Narrow cylindrical collar or opening. Slightly concave bottom is struck on underside with two marks, "TC" and a Chinese ideogram, both in rounded rectangles. Part of a four-piece service, DL*62.0334A-D.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
place made
China: Shanghai, Shanghai
place owned; place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 18.7325 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wallace Dunn, Jr., in memory of Lillian Lash and Arthur Wallace Dunn
Tea Drinking
China Trade
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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