Punch bowl: Landing of Lafayette
Overall: 23 x 32 in. ( 58.4 x 81.3 cm )
Earthenware (pearlware) punch bowl decorated with hand-painted scene of arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette at Castle Garden in 1824; bowl interior with single band of gilded vine and berry decoration; exterior of bowl with gilded edge, two large painted scenes in cloud-like reserves of the Landing of Lafayette, showing Castle Garden, river, ships, and cannons firing along a promenade; between two painted scenes on each side, an eagle perched on a shield with 13 stars above, over crossed American flags with 24 stars; band of gilding near base of bowl; separable pedestal base secured with screw; band of gilding above band of gilded vine and berry decoration; gilded band at base of pedestal.
Gift of Rosalie M. Heiser and John Jay Heiser
painted: at bottom right of scene: "LANDING OF GEN-LAFAYETTE/at Castle Garden New York/16th August 1824"
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