Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 in. ( 10.5 x 7.6 cm )
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.
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.