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Teacups

Object Number: 
1972.11i-k
Date: 
ca. 1788
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in orange beneath Society of the Cincinnati insignia: "SS" inscribed: in oval at center of insignia: "OMNIA RELINQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM"
Description: 
Porcelain tea set decorated with the insignia of the Society of the Cincinnati and monogram of Samuel Shaw; handleless teacups.
Gallery Label: 
This tea set was made for Samuel Shaw, first American consul at Canton.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox, in memory of Mrs. Pierre Jay (nee Louisa Shaw Barlow) by her children
Provenance: 
Samuel Shaw (d. 1794); to his nephew, Robert Gould Shaw (1776-1853); to his eldest son, Francis George Shaw (1809-1882); to his daughter, Ellen Shaw; to her daughter, Louisa Shaw Barlow; to her daughters, Miss Frances Jay, Mrs. Alexander Duer Harvey, Mrs. Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, and Mrs. Lawrence W. Fox.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group