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Object ID 1939.016.003
Object Name Bowl, Waste
Collection Ceramics
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Charles Prevost MacArthur
Date circa 1808
Description Porcelain waste bowl with a short, round foot and body that is slightly scalloped and flares outward at the rim. The outside of the bowl is decorated with two sepia roundels of a shepherdess and dog reclining in a wooded setting. The bowl also bears a shield with the script initials "MH" for Mary Hemphill. The rim is decorated with small blue flowers.
Dimensions H-2.5 Dia-5.5 inches
Owned Mary Hemphill Jones
Provenance Part of a set that originally belonged to Mary Hemphill (1779-1834), one of the six children of William and Elizabeth Allison Hemphill. Her father entered the China trade in 1803 in partnership with Robert Ralston of Philadelphia. William Hemphill gave this china set to his daughter on the occasion of her marriage in Wilmington to Morgan Jones on November 1, 1808.
Subjects Bowls (Tableware)
People Hemphill, Mary
Search Terms Mary Hemphill
China Trade
Waste Bowls
Material Porcelain
Place of Origin China