Teacup and saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1950

GUSN

GUSN-294084

Description

White porcelain teacup and saucer with black transfer hand-painted image of the front of Nickels Sortwell, with legend "Sortwell Door, Wiscasset, Maine". Teacup (a) with green and gold band at lip, saucer (b) with floral molded edge with green and gold band.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teacups
porcelain
transfer printing
paint (coating)
gilding
commercial art
Teacup

Inscription

"HAND PAINTED / THE JONROTH / STUDIOS / GERMANY" (Maker's text within the outline of a painter's pallette)
"PAINTED AND IMPORTED FOR LABBIE'S PICTURE 8 / GIFTSHOP WISCASSET, MAINE"

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Germany

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

3 5/8 (H), 2 5/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.278AB