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Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES ca. 1750
    DIMENSIONS saucer, height: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm) diam.: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.145.12a-b
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cup and Saucer, ca. 1750. Porcelain, saucer, height: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, 1990.145.12a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.145.12a-b_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cup (a) porcelaine. Short, plain foot rim supports simple flaring bowl of gentle S-curve profile; no handle. Exterior of bowl hand painted with view of crucifixion in landscape on one side and symbols of the passion; gilt border with pendant trefoils, outlined in red, on interior. Saucer (b) porcelaine. Circular, dished saucer with gilt border with pendant trifoils, outlined in red surrounding hand painted view of the crucifixion in a landscape. CONDITION - Cup and saucer: wear to decoration.
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    Cup and Saucer