Cup and Saucer, from Four-Piece "Grandmother" Setting
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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) (show scale)
On underside of both cup (a) and saucer (b), printed in black: 'Swid Powell / © Robert Venturi [facsimile signature in script] / "Grandmother" '
Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Robert Venturi (American, 1925-2018). Cup and Saucer, from Four-Piece "Grandmother" Setting, ca. 1985. Porcelain, Cup (a): 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (5.4 x 10.8 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.16a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.14_85.158.15_85.158.16a-b_mark_cropped_bw.jpg)
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"Grandmother" pattern. Cylindrical cup (a) with simple arched handle and circular saucer (b) in white porcelain with vitreous glaze and transfer-printed decoration. Both pieces covered in overall floral pattern in pink, mauve, yellow, blue, and green. Pairs of short black lines are scattered randomly over this pattern. Part of four piece place setting (85.158.14-16a-b).
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