|Object Name||Cup & Saucer|
Teacup and saucer. Handleless round cup with sloping sides, and matching round saucer. White soft-paste porcelain with a pink luster border, decorated with hand-painted pink and yellow flowers with green leaves. Made in England. Part of tea service F07.0644-F07.0661. Height of teacup is 2.5 inches; diameter at top is 3.750 inches. Saucer is 5.5 inches diameter.
(Keywords: European, Floral)
|Acquisition||Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard|
|Ownership and History||
This is a fine example of lusterware, which uses a thin metallic glaze (often appearing iridescent) for decoration. Lusterware was produced in large quantities by English potteries in the 19th century.
This teacup and saucer are part of a tea service that came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 from the estate of Mary (Wood) Leonard. Mary and her husband Cornelius Leonard Jr. resided in Travis, Staten Island. Cornelius was listed as an oysterman in the 1880 census.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Food Service T&E|
Leonard, Mary (Wood)
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.|
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