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Tea Cup and Saucer
Accession # 68.87.49a-b
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Title Tea Cup and Saucer
Date ca. 1894
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions (a) Tea Cup: 2 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.1 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm) (b) Saucer: 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (1.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
Marks On underside of both cup and saucer: transfer-printed in red, "[within urn] UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y."; transfer-printed in green, "U.P.W." above head of an eagle
Inscriptions Painted in light green on inside of tea cup, near handle, in script: "HMMBA / Denver 1894"
Signed no sgnature
Credit Line Gift of Franklin Chace
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf P (Ceramics)
Description Tea cup (a) and (b), white porcelain with vitreous glaze and sage green glazed handle, gilding. Squat cylindrical cup with tapered foot rim; Chinese-style handle painted sage green; on side opposite handle, transfer-printed landscape scene with mountains, railroad, and pine trees. Band of irregularly brushed gilding around bottom edge and top edge (both inside and outside). Round saucer with wide, curving rim decorated with matching bands of irregularly brushed gilding. CONDITION: Good.