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Cup with cover

Cup with cover
Cup with cover
ca. 1790
Overall: 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.6 x 8.3 x 6.4 cm )
Cup with interlacing reeded strap handles and cover with berry knop; border decoration of wide blue enamel band with gold stars bonded by blue dots and a band of gold spearheads; other decoration consists of blue enamel gilded floral swags and a shield with a blue enamel gold starred border, with ribbons and a leafy swag, initials on shield.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Object Number 
Gallery Label 
This dish, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group