Coffee Cup and Saucer
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Cup (a): 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in. (6.7 x 9.8 x 7.5 cm)
Saucer (b): 1 1/8 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (2.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm) (show scale)
Printed in black on underside of saucer: "UNION / Porcelain Works."
Gift of Franklin Chace
White porcelain coffee cup (a) and saucer (b), vitreous glaze, with colored and gilded decorations. Cup is ovoid shape with loop handle, raised on flaring foot rim. 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 on both pieces.
Union Porcelain Works (1863-ca. 1922). Coffee Cup and Saucer, ca. 1879. Porcelain, Cup (a): 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in. (6.7 x 9.8 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.14a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.14a-b.jpg)
overall, 68.87.14a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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