Cup and saucer

Object Number: 
S-247.5ab
Date: 
ca. 1890-1900
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (cup): 1 3/4 × 4 1/2 × 3 13/16 in. (4.4 × 11.4 × 9.7 cm) Overall (saucer): 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Marks: 
Both cup and saucer are signed in Japanese characters, marked as made in Nippon and translated as "Made by Imura, Yokohama Japan"
Description: 
Cup and saucer painted in pinks, gold, blues, and whites; on verso, saucer images include Japanese fan decorated with morning glory, sparrows, butterflies, as well as medallion with waves and cranes; on recto, saucer is painted with gold birds; cup has similar images and patterns, including fan with herons and medallion of bamboo with sparrows.
Gallery Label: 
This cup and saucer were decorated at Imura Workshop in Yokohama, Japan. Porcelain of this type was generally produced in the Seto area near Nagoya and then shipped to Yokohama for decoration.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group