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Covered Cup and Saucer Cup And Saucer

This is a cup and saucer. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1785 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: cup): 6.2 × 10.4 × 8 cm (2 7/16 × 4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.) H x diam. (b: cover): 4.5 × 8.5 cm (1 3/4 × 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (c: saucer): 3 × 13.5 cm (1 3/16 × 5 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a,b: overall): 10 × 10.4 × 8 cm (3 15/16 × 4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of cup: [1] double crossed swords with star beneath handles, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] a line, painted in underglaze blue Underside of saucer: [1] double crossed swords above star and "4", painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

On cup and saucer: twisted floral garland "K" monogram with floral reef above, painted On cover: "K" within oval, painted

Cite this object as

Covered Cup and Saucer Cup And Saucer; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a: cup): 6.2 × 10.4 × 8 cm (2 7/16 × 4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.) H x diam. (b: cover): 4.5 × 8.5 cm (1 3/4 × 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (c: saucer): 3 × 13.5 cm (1 3/16 × 5 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a,b: overall): 10 × 10.4 × 8 cm (3 15/16 × 4 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan; 1975-29-1-a/c

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