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Teacup

2010.35.1.9 (RS208019)

Description

Teacup, handless with circular footed base. Transfer printed blue on blue eagle and shield pattern with Boston harbor in the distance around body. Blue floral and scroll border around inner rim. Eagle and shield printed on interior bottom of teacup.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."<br/> A reputed distant view of Boston Harbor with the center subject a large spread winged American Eagle perched on a rock above an American Shield. Although there is no proof that this is indeed the view it is purported to be, it is a beautiful view which varies from piece to piece as regards the buildings pictured and the number of ships in the harbor.
Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1835
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Descriptive terms
Cup
Teacup
teacups
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 3 3/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.35.1.9
Credit Line
Gift from the family of Nancy Merrill Godbold Shaffer, granddaughter of Annie Whitcomb Baker Clifford of Arlington, Massachusetts
GUSN
242172
Related Items
Title Federal tea service Accession number 2010.35.1

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Boston Harbor

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