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Demitasse Teacup

1986.122A (RS25206)

Description

The cylindrical cup has a "bamboo" style handle. It has a very thin body, but no foot ring. It has a finely potted white ground hand painted with polychrome enamels in free form floral butterfly design with gilded edges.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1925
Location of origin
Japan
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
enameling
gilding
hand-painted
hard paste porcelain
painting (image-making)
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
butterflies
Butterfly
demitasses
Enameled
enameling
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Gilded
gilding
hand-painted
hard paste porcelain
Painted
painting (image-making)
porcelain
Porcelain
TEACUP
teacups
Dimensions
2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.122A
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50670

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