Tea bowl and saucer

Object Number: 
1927.21ab
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Part (tea bowl): 2 x 3 1/2 in. (5.1 x 8.9 cm) Part (saucer): 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (3.2 x 14 cm)
Description: 
Porcelain tea bowl and saucer; decorated with alternating bands of blue enamel and gilt star pattern and blue enamel linked diamonds and gilt circles; the bowl and saucer are decorated with two birds facing each other, each holding a flower, in an oval cartouche; and on the tea bowl, opposite the birds is a gilt and blue floral spray.
Gallery Label: 
This teabowl and saucer set 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 politician.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Carrie E. Karstens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group