Teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-242167

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

Descriptive Terms

teacups
transfer printing
Cup
Teacup
Teacup

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
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.

Inscription

"3" (impressed)

Pattern

Boston Harbor

Additional Identification Number

4.1
793

Related Items

Title Federal tea service Accession Number 2010.35.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift from the family of Nancy Merrill Godbold Shaffer, granddaughter of Annie Whitcomb Baker Clifford of Arlington, Massachusetts

Accession Number

2010.35.1.4