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Pair of Lidded Chestnut Bowls (marronnières à ozier)
Soft-paste porcelain; bleu céleste ground color; polychrome enamel decoration; gilding
Roasted and peeled chestnuts were a particular delicacy in the 1700s, served as a dessert with a coating of icing in bowls such as this pair. Factories generally sold the bowls singly, though they also came in pairs as part of a dinner or dessert service.
"Acquisitions/1982." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 11 (1983), pp. 48-53, no. 9.
Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 79, no. 169.