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Two-handled cup and stand

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The tall cup with a flared rim and angular spout tapers to a plain foot ring. It is fitted with two ear-shaped handles. The interior rim of the cup is decorated with a gold band below which is scrollwork incorporating a scale pattern. The inside of the spout is entirely gilded. On the outside...

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(1) on base of cup, in underglaze blue: AR in monogram (2) inside foot ring of cup, impressed: two dots (3) on base of stand, in underglaze blue: AR in monogram (4) inside foot ring of stand, impressed: two dots


By 1961, Rita and Frits Markus; 1979, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1725–30

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8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain