Cup and saucer (one of a pair), Hard-paste porcelain, Chinese, for European market

Cup and saucer (one of a pair)

Date:
ca. 1865
Culture:
Chinese, for European market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (cup .1): 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm);
Overall (saucer .2): 5 3/8 × 4 7/8 in. (13.7 × 12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
68.50.1, .2
Not on view
Inscription: Sticker on inside of cup, underside of saucer: CHAIT GALLERIES/Ch'ien Lung/1736-1795 A.D./New York

Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of each: AR [monogram for "Augustus Rex," cipher of Augustus II (1670–1733) and Augustus III (1696–d.1763, r. 1733–63) of Saxony]
[ Chait Galleries , New York, until 1968; sold to MMA ]