Overall: 7 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 39.1 cm )
Hard-paste porcelain "famille rose" punch bowl painted in overlapping lotus leaves in variegated pink, with gilded floral reserves; interior decorated in gold and iron red with leafy vines around rim and flowers, leaves, and grass at center.
Gift of Gouverneur Kemble
Known as the "Salmagundi" punch bowl, this bowl belonged to New York City merchant Isaac Gouverneur (1749-1800). His nephew, Gouverneur Kemble (1786-1875) inherited it and used it at Cockloft Hall, the family mansion at Newark, NJ on the Passaic River, charmingly described in Washington Irving's "Salmagundi Papers." Among the young literati often assembled at Cockloft Hall were Washington Irving and the "Salmagundi set," including Henry Brevoort, James K. Paulding, and Henry Ogden.
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