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1938

  • We acquired this object.

2012

2021

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Chocolate or Coffee Cup and Saucer with Harbor Scenes Cup And Saucer

This is a cup and saucer. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1735–1745 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

  • Coffeepot Coffeepot
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel.
  • Gift of Mrs. Edward Luckemeyer.
  • 1912-13-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W (a,b: overall): 8.5 × 13.2 cm (3 3/8 × 5 3/16 in.) H x W x D (a: cup): 7.6 × 9 × 7 cm (3 in. × 3 9/16 in. × 2 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.8 × 13.2 cm (1 1/8 × 5 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of cup: [1] "3[3]" (?) with additional mark in subscript, painted in gold (faded, gilder's mark?) [2] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [3] "87", painted overglaze (very faint) Underside of saucer: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "33" with "I" or "H" (?) in subscript, painted in gold overglaze (gilder's mark?) [3] "87", painted overglaze [4] "x x" (two small cross marks), impressed underglaze (very faint, edge of rim, above museum number)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Chocolate or Coffee Cup and Saucer with Harbor Scenes Cup And Saucer; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W (a,b: overall): 8.5 × 13.2 cm (3 3/8 × 5 3/16 in.) H x W x D (a: cup): 7.6 × 9 × 7 cm (3 in. × 3 9/16 in. × 2 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.8 × 13.2 cm (1 1/8 × 5 3/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-437-a,b

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