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Teacup and saucer

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The shallow cup with everted rim has a low foot ring and an ear-shaped handle. The round saucer has a low foot ring. The exteriors of both pieces are painted with a mottled orange-red ground. On the exterior of the cup, opposite the handle, is a cartouche-shaped reserve edged in brown and...

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(1) on base of cup, in underglaze blue: crossed swords (2) on base of cup, impressed: 4 (3) on base of saucer, in underglaze blue: crossed swords (4) on base of saucer, incised: 2

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740

Place of Manufacture

Meissen, Germany


4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain