Teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-16083

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

teacups
porcelain
hand-painted
luster (optical property)
overglazing
Cup
Teacup
Teacup

Inscription

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.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels

Dimensions

2 1/4 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Ruth A. and Dorcas L. Woodbury

Accession Number

1968.146