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Cups

Object Number: 
1944.311g
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
One of a set of molded pearlware cups printed in black with view of sailing ship with flying American flags and steam boat near craggy shore with anchor and spread eagle with laurel branch on one side and black printed view of steamship; rimmed with a gold and purple luster metalic oxide.
Gallery Label: 
This piece is part of a larger tea set depicting the "Cadmus," the ship that brought Lafayette to America in 1824, and Robert Fulton's "Clermont," the first commercially successful steamboat.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group