Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)

Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
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Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
ca. 1700
Brandywine bowls are traditionally associated with the Dutch New York ritual of the kindermaal, a celebratory feast held in honor of a mother and her newborn child within ten days of the birth. The guests, predominantly female, feasted on sweet cakes and communally sipped a potent brew of brandy and raisins from a bowl such as this.
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New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Catharine Augusta De Peyster
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group