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Large coffee cup

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Glazed coffee cup of rounded form with off-white lower section and blue upper section, with central polychrome medallion, opposite blue loop handle, embellished with a goose in a landscape and the initials "JJS" in black; interior off-white.


Commissioned by Helen (Mrs. James J.) Storrow, the founder and benefactor of the pottery, for her family table; the service descended to Helen's son, James, and then to her grandson, James Storrow; to MFA, 1999, gift of James Storrow.

Credit Line

Gift of the Storrow Family

American, about 1924

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


height x width x diameter: 6.1 x 13.4 x 11.5 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Buff earthenware, wheel-thrown, with incised and glazed decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware