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Coffee cup and saucer

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The thrown cup has an everted rim and a scrolled, ear-shaped handle. It is painted with a yellow ground on which are two shaped reserves outlined in gold. Both reserves contain harbor scenes in which figures in oriental dress are seen standing among bales of merchandise. Darkly shaded rocks...

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Marks

(1) on base of cup, in underglaze blue: crossed swords; in gold: 4. (2) on base of saucer, in underglaze blue: crossed swords; in gold: 4. (3) on base of saucer, impressed: 63

Provenance

Collection of Baroness Renée de Becker, Brussels, New York, Rome. Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson, Bel Air, California. December 9, 1972, sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York. By 1983, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

6.8 x 8.7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.610a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain