|Object Name||Cup, Covered|
Pot-de-creme cup and cover having a bulbous body on a raised footring; an intertwined strap handle; and a low, domed cover with a fruit-shaped knob; decorated in underglaze blue in the Nanking pattern consisting of a latticework and fringe border at the edge of the cover and a Chinese landscape scene around the body.
On the underside is painted in red a Mount Vernon loan number, W2786-L-3a,b
This cup has a history of having belonged to Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (1808-1873), the wife of Robert E. Lee and great-granddaughter of Martha Custis Washington. According to the donor, the family history records that the cup comes from a service that was probably used at Arlington before Civil War and at Washington College while Lee was President.
|Year Range from||1830|
|Year Range to||1870|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Anonymous Gift|