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Tea bowl and saucer

Object Number: 
1927.18ab
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 2 in. × 3 1/2 in. (5.1 × 8.9 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/4 in. × 5 1/2 in. (3.2 × 14 cm)
Description: 
Porcelain tea bowl and saucer; decorated with alternating bands of blue enamel and gilt star pattern and blue enamel linked diamonds and gilt circles; the bowl and saucer are decorated with two birds facing each other, each holding a flower in an oval cartouche; on the cup, opposite the birds is a gilt and blue floral spray.
Gallery Label: 
This tea bowl and saucer are part of a tea set given by Clarskson Crolius (1773-1893) to Elizabeth Meyer (d.1858) at the time of their marriage in 1793. Crolius was a New York Potter and politican.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Carrie E. Karstens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group