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Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1879
DIMENSIONS Cup (a): 2 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.4 x 9 x 6.7 cm) Saucer (b): 1 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (2.9 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed in black on underside of both pieces: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
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CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca.1922). Cup and Saucer, ca. 1879. Porcelain, Cup (a): 2 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.4 x 9 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.15a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 68.87.15a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain coffee cup (a) and saucer (b), vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Cup is cylindrical with sides that taper to curved edge at base, loop handle. 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 and surface dirt on both pieces.
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