American Decorative Arts

Cup and Saucer

1750–75

Porcelain

a: 1 1/2 × 4 1/8 in. (3.8 × 10.5 cm)
Bequest of Edith Malvina K. Wetmore
1966.81.15.a-b
Geography: 
Made in China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Probably George Peabody Wetmore (1846–1921) and Edith M.K. Wetmore (1848–1927), New York or Newport, R.I., by 1927; by inheritance to Edith Malvina K. Wetmore (1870–1966), New York or Newport, R.I., 1927 [see note 1]; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1966

Note 1: The will of George Peabody Wetmore, drawn up December 17, 1918, bequeaths Chateau-sur-Mer and its contents to his wife, Edith M.K. Wetmore, and following her death, to their daughters Edith Malvina K. Wetmore and Maude A.K. Wetmore (curatorial object file).

Bibliography: 

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 34–35, 104–6, no. 92, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.