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Teacup

1968.146 (RS209522)

Description

Porcelain handled teacup with a scalloped edge. Pink lustre vine and foliate design with superimposed paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1910
Inscriptions
Handwritten on piece of paper inside sugar bowl [on Frank D. Woodbury, M.D. notepaper]: ""About 1915 Miss Mary Sullivan of Turnball? Ave., Wakefield, gave these dishes to F.T.W. Miss Sullivan was housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Williams of Boston. Mrs. Williams gave these dishes to Miss Sullivan to keep for her and they were never claimed. The sugar bowl, pitcher and cups were bought from John Adams when he broke up his house in Boston to go to Washington to be President, and had been in the Williams family. The blue plate, (not an Adams) greatly mended, belonged in the Williams family. R.A.W. July 1925.""
Material
hand-painted
luster (optical property)
overglazing
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Descriptive terms
Cup
hand-painted
luster (optical property)
overglazing
porcelain
Teacup
teacups
Dimensions
2 1/4 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1968.146
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Ruth A. and Dorcas L. Woodbury
GUSN
16083

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