Soup Bowl


Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong period (1736-1795), About 1780

This bowl is thought to be from a service for Thomas Hudson (1741-1807). Little is known about Mr. Hudson. His only surviving son, Thomas, was prominent in the East India Company, but the father is nowhere listed in the company records. The two-handled bowl is an unusual form and there are no other known pieces from this service.