2007.001.047

Catalog Date: 
02/20/2007
Gparent: 
4: T&E For Materials
Collection: 
Joyce C. Frenell Collection
Date: 
ca. 1896
Object Name: 
Teacup
Owned: 
Mary "Mamie" Jacobs Shankland Rounseville
Parent: 
Food Service T&E
People: 
Aszman, Lucile Palmer Shankland Frenell, Joyce Carolyn Aszman Jacobs, Cyrus Jacobs, Mamie Rounseville, Mary "Mamie" Jacobs Shankland
Provenance: 
Mary "Mamie" Jacobs Shankland Rounseville (5/24/1871 - 6/19/1953), passed to daughter Lucile Palmer Shankland Aszman (4/21/1898 - June 1983), passed to daughter Joyce Carolyn Aszman Frenell (5/27/1927 - ).
Record As: 
Gift
Record From: 
Joyce Frenell
China teacup given to Mary "Mamie" Jacobs as a wedding present by her Chinese Ama*. Mamie married John Shankland October 12, 1896. A scene of a bird with a large flower cluster and a scene with three people are around the outside of the cup. Pink flowers and green vines fill in the areas between. All is on a gold background. Heavy red stripe around the top and just above the base. There is no maker's mark. The base is slightly irregular in shape, it is thicker in one area. Either this cup or 2007.001.048 is a replacement for a cup that broke. It is known that the tea set was stored in a basket - Joyce Frenell still has the basket in Florida - it was not included in the donation. * Conflicting info: Per a transcription of Jeff John's phone conversation with Joyce Frenell on June 16, 2004 (in donor file) - "Chinese porcelain probably from San Francisco - bought by Cyrus Jacobs."