Commemorative cup and saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1920

GUSN

GUSN-38546

Description

Small porcelain cup and saucer. Saucer has gilt rim and is printed with "WASHINGTON ELM / CAMBRIDGE / JULY 3d 1775" in an oval with fretwork pattern. The cup is printed in black with a scene of the elm with memorial stone in front of it and streetscape in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cups
saucers (plates)
souvenirs
commemoratives
porcelain
transfer printing
gilding
glazing (coating)
decals
landscapes (representations)
historic landscapes
Set, Cup and Saucer
Set, Cup and Saucer

Inscription

"WASHINGTON ELM / CAMBRIDGE / JULY 3d 1775" (printed)
"RB" [in wheel with spikes] (printed)

Additional Identification Number

1936.419AB

People and Organizations

Washington Elm

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1936.419.1-.2