James Kilbourn's Cantonware Presentation Bowl


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James Kilbourn's Cantonware Presentation Bowl from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of James Kilbourn's Cantonware Presentation Bowl. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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James Kilbourn's Cantonware Presentation Bowl is realia, with genre pottery.

It was created in 1825.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This Cantonware presentation bowl was given to James Kilbourn (b.October 19, 1770-d.April 24, 1850), founder of Worthington, Ohio. Son of an impoverished farmer, he set out on his own at 16, illiterate and poor. Self-educated and self-made, his life typifies the frontier entrepreneur. He founded the cities of Worthington, Bucyrus, Norton, Lockbourne and Sandusky, served in the U.S. Congress, and was active in the religious and political life of Columbus and Ohio.
Cantonware, or chinese export porcelain, was very popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The ware was decorated in underglaze blue in factories and then shipped to the west.

It features the person Col. James Kilbourne, 1770-1850.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0035.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 13, 2001. It was last updated November 17, 2017.