Teacup and Saucer; Pomegranate Pattern (from Complete Tea Service)
Glazed earthenware with transfer printed decoration
height: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
diameter: 4 3/4 in. (12.0 cm)
Cup and saucer marked on underside: “Rd No.24209” within a rectangle, with “POMEGRANITE” above and “FWG” below.
Gift of Paul F. Walter
A rounded cup decorated with transfer-printed polychrome designs of stylized branches and pomegranates on a white ground. At center is an open picture book revealing a scene with two girls sitting on a green pasture, flanked by a Chinese brush and ink landscape on light blue ground and a rounded fan decorated with fish in the Chinese style. Gilt lines along rim and handle. Part of a 10-piece tea set.
A round saucer decorated with transfer-printed polychrome designs of stylized branches and pomegranates on a white ground, surrounding an open picture book revealing a scene with opening to reveal a scene with a girl leaning on a fence, flanked by a Chinese brush and ink landscape on light blue ground and a rounded fan decorated with fish in the Chinese style. Opposite is an image of a small sailboat within a rhomboidal frame surrounded by stylized twigs. Gilt line along rim. Part of a 11-piece tea set.
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Teacup and Saucer; Pomegranate Pattern (from Complete Tea Service), ca. 1880. Glazed earthenware with transfer printed decoration, Saucer:. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1993.209.93a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1993.209.93a-b_view1.jpg)
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