02-27-2016 02-27-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2880B Boston
February 27, 2016 10:00AMCalender


Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 27, 2016 10:00AM


Export Porcelain "THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE" Punch Bowl, China, c. 1920-38 the interior rim with floral garland centering a floral arrangement at interior center, the exterior polychrome-decorated with scenes of the Founding Fathers and Declaration of Independence signers gathered at tables, loosely based on the John Trumbull painting from c. 1817 showing the presentation of the document's first draft to Congress, the figures surmounted by a Union shield and spreadwing eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows, his beak holding a banner reading "THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE," and thirteen blue stars above, ht. 4 1/2, dia. 11 1/2 in.

Literature: Please see: Fuchs II, Ronald W., and Jennifer L. Mass. 2009. "Deciphering The Declaration of Independence on Chinese Export Porcelain." American Ceramic Circle Journal Vol. XV:169-187., for a discussion of this small group of Chinese Export Porcelain.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

minor rim chip, small rim repair with very tight associated 5 in. hairline crack through figures to right of eagle's shield on one side. minor wear to decoration.

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