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Object Name BOWL
Catalog Number 0985.07.00155
Date ca. 1853-1882
Description Ten-sided bowl decorated with transfer scenes of Turkish views executed in brown, purple, green, and yellow. "Holland, Green and late Harvey" on back of bowl. Ailanthus china pattern.
Dimensions W-10.75 inches
Made Holland, Green, and Late Harvey, Longton, England, Great Britain
Event Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865 (tentative)
Provenance The bowl was part of a set of china said to have belonged to the Jefferson Davis family and have been used in the Executive Mansion (White House) during the war. See (984.21.1-35): "This plate was given me by the daughter of General Underwood 20 years ago. The china was made in England for the White House of the Confederacy. [It] was given to Gen. [John Curtis] Underwood when Richmond was evacuated."

Tentatively associated with evacuation of Richmond, as rest of china in this set (accession number 1984.21) has the following history: "Traditionally, these belonged to Jefferson Davis and were once used in the White House of the Confederacy. Part of the set ordered for the Confederate White House of Richmond, but which never served that purpose. When the china arrived, it was put in bond awaiting the result of the war. The china was bought and given to Judge John Curtis Underwood."
People Underwood, John Curtiss
Davis family
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865