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Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1876
DIMENSIONS (a) Cup: 3 1/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 1/16 in. (7.8 x 9.2 x 7.8 cm) (b) Saucer: 5/8 x 5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in. (1.6 x 14.4 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on underside of both cup and saucer, in green: "U.P.W." above head of an eagle
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White, hard paste porcelain cup (a) and saucer (b) with vitreous glaze. Cup is Chinese shape (ovoid with irregular bulging section at side with handle); handle is disk with molded flower and pierced hole in center, attached to body with curved struts; impressed band of circle and diamond geometric pattern around top of cup; in sections flanking handle, tiny pierced holes in grid pattern. Round, very shallow saucer with rim extended into three lobes forming handle with molded and pierced decorations of flower and grid pattern; band of leaves around rest of rim. CONDITION: Good; few tiny nicks around rime of saucer.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). Cup and Saucer, ca. 1876. Porcelain, (a) Cup: 3 1/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 1/16 in. (7.8 x 9.2 x 7.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.50a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.50a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 68.87.50a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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