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This cup descended in the family of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804).


Circular cup with a plain rim, straight sides, and a C-shaped or ear-shaped handle with an inner loop at top, on an integral foot ring. The cup is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue enamel and overglaze gilt. Around the exterior is a continuous panel of thin, vertically-oriented, blue leaves outlined in gilt. A wide gilded band encircles the top and bottom of the cup and the back and sides of the handle.


c. 1800




Porcelain (soft-paste), gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 2 1/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (5.4 cm x 9.21 cm x 6.99 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Harriet Loring, 1922

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