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Tea cup with handle(one of a set of three)

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This cup has a blue leaf design and gold bands that are almost completely worn away. Part of a Chinese and English porcelain tea service 1972.481-501, 1972.560-563, 1972.604-612

Provenance

Probably descended in the Derby and West families of Salem, MA; to Richard Edwards; 1972, gift of Richard Edwards to the MFA. (Accession date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Edwards

Chinese, 1750–1799

Object Place

China for American Market

Dimensions

5.08 x 10.79 x 9.52 cm (2 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1972.501

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain