Theodore R. Davis. <em>Cup and Saucer</em>, Patented May 10, 1880. Porcelain, (a) Cup: 2 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1994.106a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.106a-b_bw.jpg)

Cup and Saucer

Artist:Theodore R. DavisHaviland & Company

Medium: Porcelain

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Dates:Patented May 10, 1880

Dimensions: (a) Cup: 2 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm) (b) Saucer: 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (1.6 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 6H1, 4F

Accession Number: 1994.106a-b

Image: 1994.106a-b_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cup and saucer, porcelain. (a) Cup with white body and ivory exterior glaze. Cylindrical, with small bulge towards bottom. Applied decoration of bamboo stalk wraps halfway around the cup, with top leaf forming the handle. Stalk is green, with naturalistic modeling and gold highlights. Three irregular gold stripes, from thin to thickest, encircle the cup from bulge to base. (b) Saucer, with matching body, glaze, and applied decoration. Bamboo stalk forms inner ridge to hold cup. On saucer bottom, foot is painted gold. Outer rim has same irregular gold stripes as cup base. Condition: Excellent, gold slightly worn on saucer rim.

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