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Teacup and saucer

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Both pieces were thrown and turned. The cup has an ear-shaped loop handle. The body is quite thin and by transmitted light shows a greenish cream translucency. The outside of the cup and the inside of the saucer have been painted in a deep puce, called "claret", on the cup are reserved three...

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Provenance

December, 1956, purchased by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1985, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, about 1770–80

Object Place

England

Dimensions

4.4 x 9.2 cm (1 3/4 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.82a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with claret ground, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain