Fishbowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-271715

Description

Fishbowl with narrow top and wide base. Painted decoration around body of ships with black sails, ducks in a marsh, and birds flying overhead. Narrow top of fishbowl has gilt decoration of floral swags and ribbons. The inner glass globe has been cut away and the wooden base that contained the birdcage is missing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fishbowls
blown glass
enamel paint
gilding
Fishbowl

Additional Identification Number

643.1
878
WH1950.40

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

12 3/8 (H), 10 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Warner House Association

Accession Number

2012.211.1

Places

South Berwick (York county, Maine)
United Kingdom