Painted Pearlware Teacup

(ca. 1795 - ca. 1815)

Mended handleless pearlware teacups consisting of rim, body, base, and footring sherds with a polychrome design. The interior surface is decorated with a brown underglaze painted line along the interior, slightly scalloped rim, and there is an orange and brown flower in the center of the bowl. The exterior surface is fluted and features two parallel brown lines below the rim. The bottom line is unshaded. The border created by the two parallel lines is filled with half circles in blue and orange and a wavy brown vine. There is a brown painter's mark on the exterior surface of the base. This is an example of pearlware design #6. Additional base, body, and rim fragments featuring this design are present. The cups are approximately 2.25 inches in height. The rim diameter is approximately 3.5 inches and the base diameter is approximately 1.5 inches. Matching teacup from same context, Qi #

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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