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Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1850
DIMENSIONS Cup (a): 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (8.9 x 13.7 x 11.4 cm) Saucer (b): 1 3/8 x 7 x 7 in. (3.5 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS (a) Impressed on bottom of cup at edge near handle, "V" or possibly "7" (mark appears handmade) (b) Impressed on underside of saucer, "2"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS Painted in gilt on body of cup, in fancy Gothic script: "To / Mrs. Godfrey / from / C. C."
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Henry W. Patten
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large white porcelain cup (a) and saucer (b) with hand-painted polychrome and gilt decorations. Cup flares out toward top and is molded around body into sections; attached ear-shaped handle. Gilded band around base and wide band around inner edge of rim; sections and handle also outlined with gilding. Sections around handle contain painted flowers on stem (different type in each section). On body opposite handle, sections contain gilded inscription. Deep saucer with wide rim molded into sections which are decorated with gilding and flowers to match cup. Condition: Good, some loss of gilding.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Charles Cartlidge & Co. (1848-1856). Cup and Saucer, ca. 1850. Porcelain, Cup (a): 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (8.9 x 13.7 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry W. Patten, 65.201.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.201.1a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 65.201.1a-b_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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