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Set of four cups and saucers

Object Number: 
1939.231a-d
Date: 
1750-1775
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Each (cups): 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 in. (7 x 10.5 x 7.6 cm) Each (saucers): 5 1/4 x 1 in. (13.3 x 2.5 cm)
Description: 
Set of four porcelain cups and saucers with shaped edges; blue underglaze rim border of abstract flowers, leaves, and circles with scrolling edges; polychrome enamel scene inside cartouch with gilded, low-relief edge depicting commercial scene with two merchants and two customers; cup handle molded with four spurs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this set of four cups and saucers belonge to theHonorable James Beekman and family and were used at Mt. Pleasant.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Effie Beekman Borrowe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group