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Cup and Saucer, from Four-Piece "Grandmother" Setting

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1985
    DIMENSIONS Cup (a): 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.4 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm) Saucer (b): 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (1.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of both cup (a) and saucer (b), printed in black: 'Swid Powell / © Robert Venturi [facsimile signature in script] / "Grandmother" '
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.158.16a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Grandmother" pattern. Cylindrical cup (a) with simple arched handle and circular saucer (b) in white porcelain with vitreous glaze and transfer-printed decoration. Both pieces covered in overall floral pattern in pink, mauve, yellow, blue, and green. Pairs of short black lines are scattered randomly over this pattern. Part of four piece place setting (85.158.14-16a-b). CONDITION: Undamaged.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Robert Venturi (American, 1925–2018). Cup and Saucer, from Four-Piece "Grandmother" Setting, ca. 1985. Porcelain, Cup (a): 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.4 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.16a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.14_85.158.15_85.158.16a-b_mark_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 85.158.14_85.158.15_85.158.16a-b_mark_cropped_bw.jpg.
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