A Chinese Export Cup and Saucer
A CHINESE EXPORT CUP AND SAUCER (Chinese, 19th century) of glazed porcelain. Both pieces are decorated around the rim with a pointed gilt border outlined in red, along with floral sprays, and a crowned crest accompanied by birds and cherubs holding trumpets. Contained in the crest are what appear to be the entwined initials "AV" for Alva Vanderbilt (1853-1933) and "WV" for William K. Vanderbilt (1849-1920).
.a (cup): 2 1/2" x 3" x 2 1/4"
.b (saucer): 1" x 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Bequest of Mr. Harold S. Vanderbilt, 1979.
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