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Cup and saucer

early 18th century
Hard-paste porcelain
Cup (.1): H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.); Diam. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) Saucer (.2): Gr. Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.)
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.63.1, 2
Not on view
Inscription: GARDES VOUS DE LA SYRENE (on banderole of each, above mermaid; trans: Beware of the Sirens)

Marking: see catalogue cards (in underglaze blue enclosed in double ring, on underside of each)
Sir Percival David (until 1968; sale, Sotheby & Co., October 15, 1968, no. 146; to Vita Juel); [ Vita Juel (from 1968) ] ; [ Chait Galleries , New York, 1969; sold to MMA ]
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