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Cup and Saucer Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo Cup And Saucer, ca. 1815

This is a cup and saucer. It was manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory. It is dated ca. 1815 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. 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 x D (a: cup): 9 × 7.7 × 10.3 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/16 × 4 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.2 × 13.5 cm (7/8 × 5 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of cup: [1] scepter, painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Factory Berlin mark) [2] character or letter mark, possibly Greek letter, painted overglaze in iron red [3] "33", impressed underglaze ("3" partially visible) [4] "n" or "h"-shaped mark, incised Underside of saucer: [1] scepter, painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Factory Berlin mark) [2] character or letter mark, possibly Greek letter, painted overglaze in iron red (similar to Mark 2 on underside of cup) [3] "2", impressed [4] "|", incised (line mark)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

On saucer: "Sieger" / "bei La belle Alliance" / "1815.", painted in gold

Cite this object as

Cup and Saucer Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo Cup And Saucer, ca. 1815; Manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory (Germany); hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a: cup): 9 × 7.7 × 10.3 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/16 × 4 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.2 × 13.5 cm (7/8 × 5 5/16 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-494-a,b

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