CRE UNKNOWN; This 17th century cup is from a tea set comprising: teapot and cover, milk jug, lobed tray and twelve cups and saucers. They are all painted with bands of outlined flower scrolls on a ground made up of small circles with dots in their centres. There is a moulded pattern in the middle of each saucer, the tray, the top of the teapot lid and the lower part of the jug.This item is part of the collection of over 330 pieces of Chinese ceramics and approximately 15 items of Japanese ceramics from the estate of James McNeill Whistler, gifted and bequeathed by the artist's sister-in-law, Miss Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), in 1935 and 1958. (See also GLAHA 54403/54649-54673.)
Birnie-Philip Bequest, 1958.