Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
1936.786ab
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
cups: 2 1/8 x 3 x 2 1/8 in.; saucers: 7/8 x 4 3/8 in.
Description: 
One of a set of five cups with black handles and gold rims, each with a humorous figural scene in black silhouette, perhaps relating to marriage; one of five saucers, each with three black silhouettes of animals such as lobsters, insects, or birds.
Gallery Label: 
Annie Dawson was a bridesmaid for Angeline Burr Corse (Mrs. Cadwalader Evans); she decorated the cups and saucers as a gift for the bride.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group