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The cup is hemispherical in shape and has a wishbone handle. The continuous landscape that decorates the exterior is interrupted by the accolé coats of arms of the Pisani and Gambara families of Venice, which are painted opposite the handle. To the right of the coat of arms a music-making...

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(1) on base of cup, in underglaze blue: crossed swords; in gold: 7. (2) on base of cup, impressed: 66 (3) on base of saucer, in underglaze blue: crossed swords; in gold: 7.; impressed: 2


Gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA in 1982 (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1753

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4.8 x 10.1 x 7.9 cm (1 7/8 x 4 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain