Octagonal lustre bowl with bronze exterior and mottled pearlized blue interior, fruit designs.
Four of the eight fields on the outside of the bowl are decorated with larger fruit arrangements.
a) grapes (purple glaze), a pear (orange/yellow glaze), leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
b) grapes (purple glaze), two peaches (orange/yellow glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design. 
c) grapes (purple glaze), an apricot (orange/yellow glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.  
d) grapes (purple glaze), three mirabelles (orange/yellow glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.  

These designs are alternated with individual fruit designs.
a) a strawberry (orange/yellow/red glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
b) a plum (purple glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
c) a blackberry (purple glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
d) an apricot (orange/yellow/red glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
A rope-like pattern decorates the upper rim of the outside of the bowl.

The inside has a mother-of-pearl glaze with a geometric, gilded pattern along the upper rim of the bowl with a red glaze. 
In the inside there are six individual fruits equally distributed throughout the bowl, halfway up the side. 
a) a strawberry (orange/yellow/red glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
b) a plum (purple glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
c) a raspberry (orange/yellow/red glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
d) a plum (purple glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
e) an apricot (orange/yellow/red glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.
f) a plum (purple glaze), and leaves (green glaze), gilding used to outline the design.

The bottom of the bowl is decorated with three large strawberries (orange/yellow/red glaze), leaves (green glaze), and two strawberry blossoms (one green, one blue glaze), gilding used to outline the design.

Bowl

Wedgwood

  • Titles Bowl (Descriptive)
  • Artist Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
  • Medium bone china
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York, AFI.2860.2008
  • Object Name bowl
  • Classification Containers