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Tea Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1894
DIMENSIONS (a) Tea Cup: 2 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.1 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm) (b) Saucer: 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (1.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside of both cup and saucer: transfer-printed in red, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y."; transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle
SIGNATURE no sgnature
INSCRIPTIONS Painted in light green on inside of tea cup, near handle, in script: "HMMBA / Denver 1894"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tea cup (a) and (b), white porcelain with vitreous glaze and sage green glazed handle, gilding. Squat cylindrical cup with tapered foot rim; Chinese-style handle painted sage green; on side opposite handle, transfer-printed landscape scene with mountains, railroad, and pine trees. Band of irregularly brushed gilding around bottom edge and top edge (both inside and outside). Round saucer with wide, curving rim decorated with matching bands of irregularly brushed gilding. CONDITION: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Tea Cup and Saucer, ca. 1894. Porcelain, (a) Tea Cup: 2 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.1 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.49a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.49a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.49a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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