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"Liberty" Cup and Saucer

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1876
DIMENSIONS (a) Cup: 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm) (b) Saucer: 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (3.2 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cup (a) is modeled with embossed figures of Mercury and Justice, surrounded by a corn plant of the North and a tobacco plant of the South, with a handle representing Liberty standing on an eagle with outspread wings. It is finished with matte gold decoration traced with color. Saucer (b) to match. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922). "Liberty" Cup and Saucer, ca. 1876. Porcelain, (a) Cup: 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (9.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood, 40.374a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.374a-b_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 40.374a-b_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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