DIA: 9 1/2
DESCRIPTION: Porcelain soupbowl. Gold, silver and burnt sienna decoration on interior, foliated and vine designs.
HISTORY: The bowl was part of a set with 87 pieces that belonged to Benjamin Gratz of Philadelphia who moved to Lexington, Kentucky in the early 19th century. He was married there in 1819 to Maria Cecil Gist, the daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Gist. Gratz was among the various wealthy merchants and early land developers in Lexington, Kentucky.
RELATED WORKS: Portrait of Maria Cecil Gist Gratz’ sister, Judith Bell Gist Boswell, painted by Jouett (MESDA 2024.145)
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Marks