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Cup and Saucer
Accession # 68.87.15a-b
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Cup and Saucer
Date ca. 1879
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions Cup (a): 2 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.4 x 9 x 6.7 cm) Saucer (b): 1 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (2.9 x 12.4 x 12.4 cm)
Marks Printed in black on underside of both pieces: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf N (Ceramics)
Description White porcelain coffee cup (a) and saucer (b), vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Cup is cylindrical with sides that taper to curved edge at base, loop handle. Saucer is shallow bowl shape. Both cup and saucer decorated with bands of green and gold at edge, and maroon border with flowers and butterflies in yellow, green, blues, and gilt; black strip down handle of cup. Condition: Good; losses to gilding and surface dirt on both pieces.