Inscription: Painted in gold, on each: monogram M
On slip attached to handle of cup: "Dolly Madison coffee mug. the teacup is in the collection of the White House. (for the/ Metropolitan Museum/ all"
Marking:  E B (on underside of each; in gold on cup, stamped in purple on saucer);
 P (incised on underside of cup)
possibly Dolly Madison ; Anne Odiorne ; Estate of Anne Odiorne (until 1955; to MMA)