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Cup and Saucer, from Four-piece Place Setting, "Tuxedo"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DESIGNER Gwathmey Siegel
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1985
    DIMENSIONS Cup (a): 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.4 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm) Saucer (b): 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (1.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
    MARKINGS On underside of both cup (a) and saucer (b), printed in black: '© Swid Powell / Gwathmey Siegel [facsimile signature in script] "Tuxedo" '
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.158.10a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Tuxedo" pattern cup (a) and saucer (b) in white porcelain with vitreous glaze and transfer-printed decorations. Can-shaped cup (a), cylinder with simple arched handle. Rim decorated with series of small black squares. Three black squares around body of cup and four smaller squares near handle. Saucer (b), circular plate with wide rim; edge of rim decorated with border of small black rectangles; a black square appears in each quadrant of the rim; a black band outlines the slope of the dish of the plate but is broken under the four squares of the rim. The center of the plate has four black squares arranged in square pattern. Part of four-piece place setting (85.158.8-10a-b). CONDITION: (a) and (b) undamaged.
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