Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
INV.14361ab
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 1/2 x 4 in. ( 6.4 x 10.2 cm ) saucer: 1 1/4 x 6 in. ( 3.2 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on underside of saucer: "ADAMS" transfer-printed: in red on underside of saucer: American eagle
Description: 
Molded white earthenware cup and saucer with red transfer print of New York from Weehawk; handleless cup with flaring sides and circular foot, with repeated transfer print of distant buildings of Manhattan with man and woman holding hands in foreground and river and ships in the middle; scene repeated two times on sides of cup and once in bottom of cup; vignette of man and ship repeated twice on interior of cup. Saucer has same transfer print of Manhattan at center, with ship vignette repeated three times around border.
Gallery Label: 
The transfer print on this cup and saucer was very loosely adapted from William Guy Wall's painting, "New York from Weehawk."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr., 1976
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group