Demitasse

Demitasse
Title
Demitasse
Date 
ca. 1793
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Porcelain demitasse cup with interior rim band of blue enamel linked diamonds and gilt circles, exteior rim band of blue enamel with gilt stars above gilt scallop and dot band; the front has an oval cartouche containing two birds facing each other, each holding a flower.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Carrie E. Karstens
Object Number 
1927.28
Gallery Label 
This cup was given by Clarkson Crolius (1773-1843) to Elizabeth Meyer (d. 1858) at the time of their marriage in 1793. Crolius was a New York potter and politican.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group