Purple Aster Cup and Saucer

Title

Purple Aster Cup and Saucer

Subject

Art
Botanical Illustration
Celia Thaxter

Description

White earthenware cup and saucer. Small, cylindrical cup with tapered base and curved handle. Cup and saucer have purple aster and butterfly design. Hand painted by Celia Thaxter. Signed and dated. Inscription reads: Celia Thaxter 1879. Overglaze.

Donated by First Parish Church in Waltham, MA.

Creator

Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894

Date

1879

Format

cup 7.6 cm x 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm
saucer 10.8 cm x 2 cm

Language

English

Type

Painted Pottery

Identifier

O-102-a and O-102-b

Files

O-102-a-and-b-front-1.jpg
O-102-a-and-b-front-2.jpg
O-102-back.jpg

Citation

Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894, “Purple Aster Cup and Saucer,” Vaughn Cottage, accessed April 14, 2021, https://vaughncottage.omeka.net/items/show/20.