Coffee cup

Coffee cup
Title
Coffee cup
Date 
ca. 1787
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 12.1 x 7 cm )
Description 
Porcelain coffee cup with molded handle and shaped rim; decorated with interior rim band of blue underglaze border with butterflies and diaper and gilt details; exterior rim has a gilt wave band; cup front has a polychrome enamel shield with a floral surrounding and iron red and gilt initials in the center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny F. Clark
Object Number 
1923.20
Marks 
inscribed: inside shield: "A.D."
Gallery Label 
This tea service was owned by Ann (Rapelje) Duyckinck (1733-1789), who married Gerards Duyckinck in 1752. According to the donor, the set was acquired at the time of their wedding; however, it was probably made about thirty-five years later, when such porcelain became available on the American market.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group