Custard cup and cover

Object Number: 
2004.30.5ab
Date: 
ca. 1816
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm ) Part (cover): 2 3/4 x 1 in. (7 x 2.5 cm)
Description: 
Chinese export porcelain custard cup decorated with blue "Canton" design over white ground. Exterior of cup has landscape image including water, pagodas and bridge; interior is white; handle decorated with naturalistic spray of foliage. Cover decorated with similar landscape scene surrounded by decorative borders; glazed knop finial top.
Gallery Label: 
This custard cup and cover are part of a 107 piece service of Chinese export porcelain purchased by the donor's great-great grandfather, Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835), a hardware merchant at Beekman Slip in New York City. Gerrit purchased the service in 1816 for a dinner held for "all the Episcopal clergymen of New York except one." The N-YHS collection includes eight pieces of this service.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group