Breakfast cup and saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-3841

Description

This each piece in this porcelain cup and saucer set is composed of a white-bodied porcelain. The deep-welled cup has a lobed rim, foot ring and a scrolled handle. The cup is embellished with a brown transfer-printed image of kneeling, chained man near a palm tree. This image is typically associated with the "Am I not a man and a brother?" quotation which commonly appeared in Abolitionist materials.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cups
saucers (plates)
porcelain
transfer printing
emancipation
slavery
Porcelain
Transfer Printed
Abolition
Slavery
Cup & Saucer

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

4 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1942.604AB