Tea Bowl and Saucer
Decorative Arts and Design
VESSELS FOR FASHIONABLE BEVERAGES IN BRITISH AMERICA
As in Spanish America, the consumption of fashionable beverages—tea, coffee, and chocolate—became a fundamental part of socializing in the increasingly prosperous British American colonies. The serving of these exotic beverages required new furniture types such as the tea table (on view nearby), as well as artifacts made of silver or fine pottery such as teapots, coffeepots, chocolate pots, creamers, sugar bowls, flatware, and cups and saucers.
VAJILLA PARA LAS BEBIDAS DE MODA EN LA AMÉRICA BRITÁNICA
Así como en Hispanoamérica, el consumo de las bebidas de moda—té, café y chocolate—se convirtió en una parte fundamental de la vida social de las cada vez más prósperas colonias británicoamericanas. Para servir estas bebidas exóticas se necesitaban nuevos tipos de muebles como la mesa de té (en exposición) y utensilios hechos de cerámica fina o plata como teteras, cafeteras, jarras de chocolate, jarras para crema, azucareros, cubiertos, tazas y platillos.
Cup: 1 3/4 x 3 in. (4.4 x 7.6 cm)
Saucer: 15/16 x 4 1/4 in. (2.4 x 10.8 cm)
Cup on saucer: 2 x 4 1/4 in. (5.1 x 10.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of H. Randolph Lever
This item is not on view
Lowestoft Porcelain Factory. Tea Bowl and Saucer, ca. 1770. Porcelain, Cup: 1 3/4 x 3 in. (4.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of H. Randolph Lever, 63.143.8a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.143.8a-b_PS6.jpg)
overall, 63.143.8a-b_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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