Demitasse Teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1875-1925

GUSN

GUSN-50670

Description

The cylindrical cup has a "bamboo" style handle. It has a very thin body, but no foot ring. It has a finely potted white ground hand painted with polychrome enamels in free form floral butterfly design with gilded edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

demitasses
teacups
enameling
gilding
painting (image-making)
hand-painted
hard paste porcelain
porcelain
figure- and animal-derived motifs
butterflies
floral patterns
Porcelain
Gilded
Enameled
Painted
Floral
Butterfly
TEACUP

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.122A