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Coffee Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS Cup (a): 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in. (6.7 x 9.8 x 7.5 cm) Saucer (b): 1 1/8 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (2.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed in black on underside of saucer: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain coffee cup (a) and saucer (b), vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Cup is ovoid shape with loop handle, raised on flaring foot rim. Saucer is shallow bowl shape. Both cup and saucer decorated with bands of green and gold at edge, and maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt; black strip down handle of cup. Condition: Good; losses to gilding on both pieces.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Coffee Cup and Saucer, ca. 1879. Porcelain, Cup (a): 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in. (6.7 x 9.8 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.14a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.14a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.14a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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