Made by the Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, Germany, 1710 - present

Made in Meissen, Germany, Europe

c. 1772-1774

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Diameter: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Alfred Duane Pell, 1913

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This bowl is part of a service that the Dutch stadtholder (viceroy or lieutenant governor) William V received as a gift from the Dutch East India Company, a chartered company founded in 1602 to oversee Dutch trade with East Asia. The service was decorated with landscapes and cityscapes of the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies. The scene on this bowl, showing the port town of Batavia (modern-day Jakarta, Indonesia), is probably after a drawing by Johannes Rach (1720–1783).