Manufactured by Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922)
Made in Brooklyn, New York, United States
4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (12.1 x 11.4 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Chace, 1969
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
The figural finials—a Chinese man on the teapot and an African sugarcane picker on the sugar bowl—allude to the presumed contents of the vessels in this eccentric Rococo Revival tea set (69.194.7-.14).
Marking: inscribed on underside of body: U.P.W. / S
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin M. Chace, Easthampton, New York, until 1969