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Object Name: Cup and saucer
Date: 1872
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall (cup): 2 1/8 × 3 × 2 1/8 in. (5.4 × 7.6 × 5.4 cm) Overall (saucer): 7/8 × 4 3/8 in. (2.2 × 11.1 cm)
Place made: Europe, France
and: North America, United States, New York
Description: One of a set of five cups with black handles and gold rims, each with a humorous figural scene in black silhouette, perhaps relating to marriage; one of five saucers, each with three black silhouettes of animals such as lobsters, insects, or birds.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 1936.786ab
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Annie Dawson was a bridesmaid for Angeline Burr Corse (Mrs. Cadwalader Evans); she decorated the cups and saucers as a gift for the bride.


"Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now," National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, May 11, 2018– March 10, 2019.