Cup and saucer

about 1790


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

6.03 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.767a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Cup has curved sides & flaring baseband. Molded scroll handle with double leaf joining at rim. Gold line & design of leaves at rim, seated goddess in yellow skirt with temple in background. Saucer has similar decoration at rim, in center yellow draped female walking toward architectural background, rosebush at right. Each marked in red: RF script monogram crowned, and “Mus. Ercol.”

Provenance

Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation