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Punch bowl and stand: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The lotus, the pure and sacred flower of Buddhism, was a popular motif on export porcelain during the mid-18th century. The lotus pattern was originally made for the Persian market, but later shipped to Europe in quantity after a cargo had been captured between China and the Persian Gulf. The New York Historical Society's collection includes a large lotus pattern punch bowl that was owned in New Jersey in the 18th century. It belonged to Isaac Gouverneur and was described by his friend Washington Irving in Salmagundi.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009