Cup and saucer

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Object Name: 
Cup and saucer
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
a) Cup H: 9.4 cm, Diam: 11.9 cm; b) Saucer H: 3.6 cm, Diam: 18.7 cm
On Display
about 1825
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Cup and Saucer. Black non-lead glass; blown, gilt. (a) Large, ovoid shape, with flared rim; flaring disk foot; gilt inside; band of gilt Chinoiserie decoration on the sides, including a small building perched on a tall rocky outcropping, birds dancing under a gnarled tree, and a robed figure standing beside palm trees; gilt applied loop handle; gilt lines at the base; ground flat base with ground concave pontil mark. (b) Shallow, circular shape, with ogee-curved sides and deep well at the center; gilt decoration similar to that on (a); ground flat bottom.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23