Chamberlain and Company
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The image of the Capitol on the tray is taken from an 1840 publication titled American Scenery; it depicts the Capitol with the central building and dome designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1826. Trays of this type with American views are quite rare; English architectural subjects are more typical. The naturally rendered shells in the border are well suited to the tray’s rococo revival styling and recall the borders on slightly earlier English transfer-decorated wares such as examples on the Glazed Porch.
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Chamberlain and Company, Worcester, England, 1840–1852
- c. 1840–1850
- Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilding
- 2 1/4 × 13 1/4 × 8 7/8 in. (5.7 × 33.6 × 22.5 cm)
- Credit Line
The Bayou Bend Collection, museum purchase funded by the Bayou Bend Docent Organization
- Current Location
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Accession Number
Westervelt Company, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; consigned to [Christie’s, New York, September 25, 2013, sale 2729, lot 97]; purchased by [Hirschl & Adler, New York]; purchased by MFAH, 2017.