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Object Number: 
ca. 1853
Overall: 5 1/8 × 7/8 in. (13 × 2.2 cm)
printed: on bottom in blue: Japanese characters

Porcelain blue transfer-printed handleless saucer decorated with a repeating pattern of stylized plants; at the center of the saucer and at the inside bottom of the cup are identical rondels with flowers and grass.

Gallery Label: 

According to the donor, this cup and saucer were part of a service given by the government of Japan to Commander Oliver S. Glisson (1809-1890), who commanded the USS Powhattan under Admiral M.C. Perry in July 1853.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Montifore G. Kahn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group