Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1951.364ab
Date: 
1770-1772
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 x 4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 10.2 x 8.3 cm ) saucer: 1 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: base of cup and saucer in underglaze blue: mark and square divided into series of triangles
Description: 
Fluted porcelain cup and saucer; turquoise underglaze or blue celeste with gilded bands around teacup base and rims; handle composed of entwined twigs terminating in leaves with gilt handles.
Gallery Label: 
Mrs. Blair purchased this cup and saucer set from Ginsberg and Long in 1930; for mark identification see Geoffrey Gooden's, Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, # 4315 and Gerald Coke, In Search of James Giles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group