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Handleless cup and deep saucer, slightly fluted sides. Circular medallions, painted with river scenes in centers, surrounded with many pointed star design with gilt drops on white field. Wide borders of salmon and gilt.

Marks

marks on bottom: crossed swords with the letter D incised, topped by a crown with a cross, all in violet.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William J. Hallowell and Mrs. W. J. Woodin to the MFA in 1966 (Accession Date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William J. Hallowell and Mrs. W. J. Woodin

English, about 1785–90

Object Place

England

Dimensions

6.35 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

66.496a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain