Cup and saucer, Hard-paste porcelain, Chinese, for Dutch market

Cup and saucer

Date:
1735–40
Culture:
Chinese, for Dutch market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (cup .1): 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm);
Diameter (saucer .2): 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
The Lucile and Robert H. Gries Charity Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.95.1, .2
Not on view
The pagoda-like building and the boat with a face suggest an Asian setting, perhaps Batavia.
Inscription: Sticker on underside of each: PB / 189 / 2
[ sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries , New York, April 10, 1970, lot 189; to MMA ]