Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coffee cup
  • China
  • coffee cup, circa 1790–1810, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain, enamel, gilding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1765

Porcelain coffee cup with handle. On the outside of the cup, at the top, are two bands; a small red one with gold dots and a wide, dark blue wavy one. On the inside of the rim there is a dagger design in underglaze blue. There is a floral design on the front of the cup in overglaze blue, edged in gilt.