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Bottle and lid




14-1/4 in x 8 in (dia)


Glazed, enameled, and gilded porcelain

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The finial on the lid has a vertical chip, and the lid rim has chips.  A 7-inch wide oval break in the widest part of the body has been repaired with staples.


Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


This long-necked, squat water bottle and lid is decorated in a palette of colors—including pink, blue, aqua, green, yellow, and orange-red, with some gilding—associated with the many and diverse Rose Medallion wares. The bottle has two prominent oval panels bordered by a Chinese-styled band in red and gilt with a variety of flowers and butterflies against a white field outside the panels.  The panels show Chinese figures against a Chinese pavilion.

The bottle is part of a set of similarly decorated toilet wares including an accompanying wash basin (accession no. 1971.775), a rectangular lidded box (accession no. 1971.778), and a soap dish (accession no, 1971.779).  A mug (accession no. 1971.777) also has similar decoration.