Rare American Market Ship-Decorated Bowl #7440
An unusual version of a ship-decorated bowl made for the early American market, this 10″ punch bowl is hand-painted with a large blue star-studded “Jack” flag which denoted that there was either an ambassador aboard or that the ship was on a diplomatic mission of some sort. This flag remained in use aboard United States naval ships until the early 20th century. The bowl measuring 10″ in diameter and restored. Circa 1800.