made for the Swedish market; interior en grisaille and white; motifs from a nine taler banknote of 1762, caligraphy and two oval cartouches, one with seated figure holding a shield with Swedish arms, the other inscribed 'Sverigesrikes Standers Bank transp sedel. anno 1762'; exterior en grisaille and gilt with peony, rose and other flowers.

Punch bowl with Swedish banknote, c. 1762

Unknown artist, expand_more

Porcelainexpand_more

Gift of Leo A. and Doris Hodroffexpand_more  95.98.81

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From the 1730s to the mid 1800s, Sweden's East India Company regularly left Gothenburg bound for Canton where, after nearly a year at sea, they purchased silks, tea, spices, and porcelain. Wealthy Swedish consumers were among the first in Europe to order porcelain customized with coats of arms, portraits, or Scandinavian landscapes. Sources for these decorations were sent to China in the forms of drawings, prints, bookplates. An actual bank note was most likely the source for the interior decoration of this bowl. The bank note is dated 1762, when Sweden faced economic upheaval due to its participation in the Seven Years War.

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Punch bowl with Swedish banknote
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95.98.81
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made for the Swedish market; interior en grisaille and white; motifs from a nine taler banknote of 1762, caligraphy and two oval cartouches, one with seated figure holding a shield with Swedish arms, the other inscribed 'Sverigesrikes Standers Bank transp sedel. anno 1762'; exterior en grisaille and gilt with peony, rose and other flowers.