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05/23/2013 05:06 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2013

82nd & Fifth: MORNING CATCH by Jeff Munger

Likely used for serving broth to a woman at her dressing table, this bowl is elaborately decorated with vignettes of fish intended to allude to its contents. "It's so exaggerated by current standards of taste that I think it's very hard for us to appreciate it today for what it is," says curator Jeff Munger.

Take a 360-degree look at this mid-18th-century French bowl, elaborately decorated with vignettes of fish.