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1938

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Chocolate Cup And Saucer (Germany), 1735–45

This is a Chocolate cup and saucer. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1735–45 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is gilt and glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W (a,b: overall): 8.5 x 13.2 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.) H x W x D (a: cup): 7.6 x 7 x 8.6 cm (3 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.8 x 13.2 cm (1 1/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of cup: gold mark [illegible], underglaze blue: crossed swords "X"; on underside of saucer, underglaze blue: crossed swords "X"; painted gold: "334" (4 in subscript)

Cite this object as

Chocolate Cup And Saucer (Germany), 1735–45; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); gilt and glazed porcelain; H x W (a,b: overall): 8.5 x 13.2 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.) H x W x D (a: cup): 7.6 x 7 x 8.6 cm (3 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.8 x 13.2 cm (1 1/8 x 5 3/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-437-a,b

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