Teacup

Object Number: 
1961.6
Date: 
1750-1775
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 in. ( 10.5 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Porcelain tea cup with shaped edge and molded handle with four spurs; blue underglaze rim border of abstract blue flowers, leaes, and circles with scrolling edge; polychrome enamel scene inside cartouche with gilded, low-relief edge depicting commercial scene with two merchants and two customers.
Gallery Label: 
This tea cup is said to have been used by George Washington after the Revolutionary War at a supper given by William Beekman at his house on the East River near 65th Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group