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Coffee Cups with Storage Container

Coffee Cups with Storage Container
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Mrs. Grace Burkholder
Donor Name
Mrs. Grace Burkholder
Accession Date
1 Oct 1989
Collection Date
1960 to 1980
Object Type
Height - Cups, Each
5 cm
Diameter - Cups, Each
6.2 cm
Height - Container, Bottom
22 cm
Height - Container, Lid
7 cm
Diameter - Container
7.5 cm
Accession Number
USNM Number
Collector's notes: "The cups are small bowls without handles. If filled to the limit they might hold 1/4 cup. However, they are never filled full; the guest is expected to sip several cups. These are imports, probably from [Asia]. To the best of my knowledge none are made in Saudi Arabia. The container is a tall brass cylinder with attached lid. The cups are stacked in it when not in use."
Cups: set of 6 identical cups, fine white porcelain with gold line on inside rim. Also gold line drawing on sides, with palm trees, birds, and foliage (?). No handles. Container is a brass cylinder with bands of raised flower pattern near top and bottom. Cone shaped lid attached by chain.
Record Last Modified
30 Dec 2014
Specimen Count
Data Source
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Saudi Arabia, Asia