Description

Tapered cylindrical cup with an attached squared-off handle, rectangular in section, on an incurved pedestal foot. Gilded bands around rim, base of cup, and foot; handle picked out in gold with dots and sprigs along its top. Inside of rim unglazed.

Alternate names for this form include: gravy cup (pot à jus), custard cup (pot de crème).

Date

c. 1785


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (possibly hard paste), gilt


Dimensions

Overall (With handle): 2 3/16 in. x 3 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (5.56 cm x 7.94 cm x 6.35 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Thayer Van Deventer, 1913


Marks

Overglaze factory mark stenciled on underside (in red) is illegible.


Object Number

W-529


Colors (Beta)


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