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Bowl

Bowl
Title
Bowl
Date 
ca. 1785
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 13.3 cm )
Description 
Porcelain bowl decorated with band of blue enamel jagged border topped by iron red and gilt bands on interior rim; blue and gold rose on either side of exterior bowl.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. C.W. Hillyer, in memory of A.S. Hurlbutt
Object Number 
1951.333
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, George Washington ate milk and bread from this bowl on November 11, 1789 while residing at Ozias Marvin's Inn at Norwalk, CT. This bowl descended in the Marvin family. (See "The Diaries of George Washington 1748-1799, volume IV", p. 51, for mention of lodging on November 11, 1789 at Major Marvin's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group