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Cup and saucer

Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
Chinese, for European market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (cup .1): 2 × 3 1/2 in. (5.1 × 8.9 cm); Diameter (saucer .2): 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.63.1, .2
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on banderole of each, above mermaid: GARDES VOUS DE LA SYRENE [trans.: Beware of the Sirens]

Sticker on inside of cup, underside of saucer: CHAIT GALLERIES / K'ang Hsi / 1662-1722 A.D. / NEW YORK

Marking: Mark, enclosed within double ring, painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of each
Sir Percival David (by 1963–68; sale, Sotheby & Co., London, October 15, 1968, no. 146; to Vita Juel); [ Vita Juel , from 1968 ] ; [ Chait Galleries , New York, until 1969; sold to MMA ]
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