Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer
Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer
Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer

Martha Washington's Porcelain Cups and Saucer

  • Once owned by Martha Washington, this Royal Derby set was used at Mount Vernon
  • Comprised of two cups and one saucer, this bone china set is hand-painted in a charming floral motif
  • The cups are marked with the Royal Crown Derby and “D” in orange
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Charming and delicate, these Royal Crown Derby cups and saucer were owned by Martha Washington, the First Lady of the United States. It is believed that Mrs. Washington would have used these items for social events at Mount Vernon. Crafted of bone china, this hand-painted set gives a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most revered, yet unassuming figures in American history.

The cups are marked with Royal Crown Derby and “D” in orange.

Circa 1790

Cups: 3 1/2” wide over handles x 2 1/2” high
Saucer: 5 1/2” diameter x 1 3/8” high

These cups and saucer have been displayed in the following museums:
Portland Art Museum
Gerald R. Ford Museum & Library
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, on 3 different occasions
Society of Cincinnati Headquarters, Washington DC, on 2 different occasions
James Michener Museum
St. Bonaventure University – Quick Art Center
Brandywine River Museum
The Museum at Stony Brook
The Museum of our National Heritage
Heritage Society Museum – Houston
Mahwah, NJ Historical Society Museum
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Period: Other
Origin:America
Type:Americana
Width:Saucer 5 1/2 Cups 3 1/2
Height:Saucer 1 1/4 Cups 2 1/2
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