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American Decorative Arts

Chinese export ware Rose Medallion pattern cream pitcher

ca. 1875–1900

Porcelain with overglaze enamel and gilding

4 3/4 in. (12 cm)
other: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bierwirth, B.A. 1945W
1991.33.1
Geography: 
Made in China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Belonged to John Bierwirth's great-grandmother, Antoinette van Bernuth (b. 1817). Acquired by her husband in China for their home on the North Bank of the Rhine in Germany.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1991,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1992): 154.

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