2007.001.048

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 medium-sized flower cluster and a scene with two 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. 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."