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Small Cup and Saucer
Accession # 68.87.11a-b
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Small Cup and Saucer
Date ca. 1880
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions (a) Cup: 1 15/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (4.9 x 8.9 x 7 cm) (b) Saucer: 3/4 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (1.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm)
Marks On underside of both cup and saucer: -- transfer-printed in yellow, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y." and below urn "10 '85" -- transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle -- incised "11" on cup and "12" on saucer
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf O (Ceramics)
Description Porcelain cup (a) and saucer (b), part of green and white dinner service (68.87.1-13). White porcelain with vitreous glaze. Cylindrical cup that widens toward top; handle in general shape of "C" with pointed corners. Round saucer with wide rim. Applied decorations in gilding and green paint: around both the outer top edge of cup and rim of saucer: gilded band and border of ribbon and tassel design interspersed with roundels containing stylized fleur-de-lis; stylized leaves on handle. CONDITION: Good.