Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coffee cup
  • China
  • coffee cup, 1840–1880, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain, glazing, underglazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.35 x 8.26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1760

Cup with straight sides and handles with painted designs in blue and red. There are bands of underglaze blue design at the rim and the base. There are alternating circles of baskets of flowers and oriental scenes in red over the glaze form chief decoration. The circles are separated slightly by lined leaf patterns done in red and gilt. There is a red Roman Key design around the base. There is a red flower painted on the inside of each cup. There is a light blue band on the inside rim.