"Liberty" Cup and Saucer
On View: American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
(a) Cup: 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)
(b) Saucer: 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (3.2 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood
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Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca.1922). "Liberty" Cup and Saucer, ca. 1876. Ceramic, (a) Cup: 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood, 40.374a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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Cup (a) is modeled with embossed figures of Mercury and Justice, surrounded by a corn plant of the North and a tobacco plant of the South, with a handle representing the Goddess of Liberty standing on an eagle with outspread wings. It is finished in a matte gold traced with color. Saucer (b) to match.
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