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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Artifact of the week–#1-Cup and saucer

Artifact of the Week: Cup & Saucer (907.240(A&B))

Clue: You will raise your pinkie when you drink from it.

Answer:

Last week’s artifact was a cup and saucer dating to ca. 1720-1740. Made of exported Chinese porcelain, it was purchased by members of the Servos family in Europe. In 1728, Christopher Servos, seventh child of Christianus Servos and Margaretha Elizabetha DeBruen, brought it to New York. When Christopher was killed in 1778, his sons, who remained loyal to the crown, brought the set to Canada. The cup and saucer are decorated with delicately draped black borders and seven small rose motifs.

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