Cup and saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1836-1841

GUSN

GUSN-49369

Description

Earthenware teacup without handle (.1) and saucer (.2). Green transfer-print "Eagle" pattern. Depicts eagle with outstretched wings sailing in a large shell-shaped boat with furled sail. In the background is a village and a domed building on a hill. The eagle wears a shield bearing the stars and stripes around its neck and holds five arrows in one claw and an olive leaf in the other. A United States flag with flowing tassels and a halberd are also in the shell boat. Green transfer-print border of shells, dolphins, fans, tridents and foliate scrolls. Manufactured by R. Hall and Sons, England.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cups
saucers (plates)
teacups
tea bowls
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
figure- and animal-derived motifs
eagles (birds)
patriotism
shields (motifs)
dolphins (animals)
Set, Cup and Saucer
America
Patriotism
American Eagle
Shield
Set, Cup and Saucer

Inscription

"Eagle/ R. Hall & Son" [text inside shell outline with sprigs] (Pattern name / maker's mark. )

Additional Identification Number

1976.268AB

Maker

R. Hall & Son (Maker)

Location of Origin

Tunstall, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H), 3 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Florence Evans Bushee

Accession Number

1976.268.1-.2

Date

1836-1841 (Per maker's mark)