Coffee cup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-3564

Description

Standing cup with ear-shaped handle with gadrooned spine and traces of gilt decoration; border: gold and blue enamel bands and gold loop chain over orange band; gilt cipher "GWA" on shield draped in blue and gold mantel with ribbon and tassles; pair of doves perched on bar hold gold branch in their beaks; whole image ringed in 16 gilt stars.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coffee cups
enameling
gilding
painting (coating)
porcelain
Chinese export
crests (motifs)
Porcelain
Enameled
Painted
Family Crest
Gilded
Chinese Export
CUP, COFFEE

Inscription

Cipher on body: ""GWA"".

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Title Coffeepot with cover Accession Number 1944.96Ab
Title Coffeepot with cover Accession Number 1944.96Ab

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2.5 (H), 2.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen Pettes

Accession Number

1943.615