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Miniature cup and saucer

Miniature cup and saucer
Miniature cup and saucer
Title
Miniature cup and saucer
Date 
1800-1820
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Part (teacup): 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (3.8 x 6.7 x 5.4 cm) Part (saucer): 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Description 
Molded pewter teacup and saucer with scroll handle, and alternating gadrooning and lambrequin decoration on side of cup and saucer.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1926.20ab
Gallery Label 
According to Donald Fennimore, this teacup and saucer weer intended for a child; it could have been patinated originally, which might explain the blue color.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group