Porcelain with blue underglaze
cup: 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 11.4 cm )
Chinese export porcelain cup with blue "Canton" design. Exterior includes landscape with water and pagodas; interior decorated with image of sunset articulated in lines and decorative diaper-pattern and dot border around upper edge.
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
This cup is part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
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