Tea Cup and Saucer
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
(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)
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
Painted in light green on inside of tea cup, near handle, in script: "HMMBA / Denver 1894"
Gift of Franklin Chace
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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
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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.
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