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Title: Cup w/ Lid
Name: Cup w/ Lid
Date: 1726-1752
Medium: Porcelain
Country/Culture: German
Dimensions: 3 5/16 × 3 1/2 in. (8.4 × 8.9 cm) Lid: 1 1/4 × 3 in. (3.2 × 7.6 cm)
Marks: Cross-swords from Arms of Saxon, trademark of Meissen since 1725.
Classification: Decorative Arts, Ceramics
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 2.6.10ab
More Information
This porcelain object is in the Chinoiserie style. Late in the 19th Century, the design was enhanced by overlaying gold leaf over the under glaze blue design, thus reflecting the Victorian aesthetic of opulence and excess.