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Covered cup and saucer

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The cup is pear-shaped, with a handle of two twisted, or interlacing, branches with lea terminals. The cover is gently swelled like the cup and has a rim that protrudes slightly over the upper rim of the cup. A puce rose with green foliage forms the finial. The exterior of the cup and cover...

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(1) on base of cup, in blue enamel: a stork; incised: script P on base of saucer: (2) in blue enamel: a stork (3) incised: script g2


1957, purchased in Amsterdam by Rita and Frits Marcus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Marcus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Belgian, about 1770–85

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9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain