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The octagonal cup has an ear-shaped handle with molded foliate decoration. Both the cup and the octagonal saucer are decorated with two plum quail, a flowering prunus tree, and a flowering Kikyo shrub painted in iron red, blue, turquoise, and gold. The rims of the cup and the saucer are painted...

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Both cup and saucer: crossed swords in


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1730–35


Overall (cup): 7.7 x 7.5 x 9.2 cm (3 1/16 x 2 15/16 x 3 5/8 in.) Other (Saucer): 3.1 x 13.6cm (1 1/4 x 5 3/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain