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Coffee Cup, ca. 1760

  • Fürstenberg Porcelain Factory, German, founded 1747

Hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold

  • Overall (cup): 1 11/16 × 3 13/16 × 3 13/16 inches (4.3 × 9.7 × 9.7 cm) Overall (saucer): 1 × 5 1/2 inches (2.5 × 14 cm)

Anonymous bequest


On View

  • Decorative Arts S350
  • Decorative Arts S350


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

(Daniel H. Farr, New York)

private collection, Detroit

1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

You, Yao-Fen. “The Detroit Fürstenberg Service and the Politics of Coffee and Tea in Eighteenth-Century Germany.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, pp. 85-99,129, no. 44.

Fürstenberg Porcelain Factory, Coffee Cup, ca. 1760, hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. Detroit Institute of Arts, Anonymous bequest, 62.86.6.