Small Cup and Saucer
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
(a) Cup: 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (4.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm)
(b) Saucer: 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (1.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm) (show scale)
On underside of both cup and saucer:
-- transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85"
-- transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle
-- incised "11" on cup and "12" on saucer
Gift of Franklin Chace
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Small Cup and Saucer, ca. 1880. Porcelain, (a) Cup: 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (4.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.11a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.11a-b.jpg)
overall, 68.87.11a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Porcelain cup (a) and saucer (b), part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Cylindrical cup that widens toward top; handle in general shape of "C" with pointed corners. Round saucer with wide rim. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint: around both the outer top edge of cup and rim of saucer: gilded band and border of ribbon and tassel design interspersed with roundels containing stylized fleur-de-lis; stylized leaves on handle.
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