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Object Name: Coffee cup
Date: ca. 2001
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Medium: Whiteware
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 5 x 3 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 12.7 x 9.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, East Liverpool
Description: Whiteware bone color coffee cup in Fishs Eddy "212" pattern with broad circular bowl and loop handle; outside of cup decorated in black with New York City landmarks; buildings include the Woolworth Building, Twin Towers, Flatiron Building, Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Credit Line: Gift of Fishs Eddy
Object Number: 2002.12b
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Marks: printed: in green on underside of cup: "HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA/LEAD FREE/U.S.A. QQA"

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This quintessential New York china pattern was produced for Fishs Eddy, a store specializing in American-made, commerical quality ceramics and glassware. The "212" pattern, advertised as offering "prime New York real estate at affordable prices," was inspired by the New York City skyline.