Porcelain Tea & Coffee Cups Photos

Porcelain and pottery tea and coffee cups were made in a wide variety of styles. This index page explores the range.

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Coffee cup by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Coffee cup by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Coffee cup by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Coffee cup from Zeppelin airship, Pima Air & Space Museum. Tucson, AZ.
Coffee cup (early 19th C) by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Coffee cup (early 19th C) by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Coffee cup (early 19th C) by Viennese Porcelain Manufacture at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Porcelain coffee cup from German Zeppelin airship, Pima Air & Space Museum. Tucson, AZ.
Cup & plate with Vancouver City Hall at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.Coffee cup with winged streamline diesel locomotive at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Rio Grande coffee cup at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Nippon porcelain cups, saucer & plates at Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Cup & plate with Vancouver City Hall at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.Coffee cup with winged streamline diesel locomotive at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Rio Grande coffee cup at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Nippon porcelain cups, saucer & plates at Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Cup & saucer from White House china of Woodrow Wilson at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Russian cock & mosaic pattern demitasse coffee cup given to Nixon by USSR Secretary Leonid Brezhnev at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Bing & Grondahl China Cornflower cups from Denmark at Rosemount House Museum. Pueblo, CO.Porcelain tea service at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.
Cup & saucer from White House china of Woodrow Wilson at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Russian cock & mosaic pattern demitasse coffee cup given to Nixon by USSR Secretary Leonid Brezhnev at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Bing & Grondahl China Cornflower cups from Denmark at Rosemount House Museum. Pueblo, CO.Porcelain tea service at Denison Homestead Museum. Stonington, CT.
Three-handled pitcher with images of George & Martha Washington at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Tea cups at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Cup & saucer from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Yellow & blue porcelain cup with bird symbols of Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.
Three-handled pitcher with images of George & Martha Washington at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Tea cups at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Cup & saucer from George Washington's Mt. Vernon at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Yellow & blue porcelain cup with bird symbols of Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.
Executive Mansion coffee cup left on windowsill by Lincoln as he left to attend Ford's Theater where he was assassinated at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer used by President William McKinley before his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Souvenir cup & saucer with oranges in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Celadon vase, teapot & cups gift of Thailand to Carters in 1979 at Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Atlanta, GA.
Executive Mansion coffee cup left on windowsill by Lincoln as he left to attend Ford's Theater where he was assassinated at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cup & saucer used by President William McKinley before his assassination at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Souvenir cup & saucer with oranges in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Celadon vase, teapot & cups gift of Thailand to Carters in 1979 at Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Atlanta, GA.
Portland Rose cup & saucer used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific porcelain cup & saucer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Adobe pattern cup & saucer used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Coffee pot & cups in parlor at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Portland Rose cup & saucer used on Union Pacific train between Chicago & Portland, OR at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Southern Pacific porcelain cup & saucer at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.UP Adobe pattern cup & saucer used for Union Pacific national park lodges & resorts at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.Coffee pot & cups in parlor at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Benjamin Harrison's White House Haviland porcelain cup & saucer with corn stalk border at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.China cups used by Harrison's at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Newcomb Pottery teapot & cups at Shaw Center for the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA.Newcomb pottery cup at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Benjamin Harrison's White House Haviland porcelain cup & saucer with corn stalk border at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.China cups used by Harrison's at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Newcomb Pottery teapot & cups at Shaw Center for the Arts. Baton Rouge, LA.Newcomb pottery cup at Houmas House. Burnside, LA.
Porcelain teapot & cup at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Teapot & cup of earthenware with pink-luster glaze from England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Vieu Paris porcelain cup & saucer at Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Porcelain covered bowl & cup & saucer used by John Adams with federal eagle symbol at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Porcelain teapot & cup at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Teapot & cup of earthenware with pink-luster glaze (late 19th C) from England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Vieu Paris porcelain cup & saucer (19th C) at Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Porcelain covered bowl & cup & saucer used by John Adams with federal eagle symbol at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Porcelain cups & saucers with blue garlands at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Porcelain cups & saucers with multicolored flowers at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Spode cup & saucer used by George Washington while President at Naval Academy Museum. Annapolis, MD.Nippon coffee pot & cups at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.
Porcelain cups & saucers with blue garlands at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Porcelain cups & saucers with multicolored flowers at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Spode cup & saucer used by George Washington while President at Naval Academy Museum. Annapolis, MD.Nippon coffee pot & cups at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.
Cascades souvenir tea cup from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Traveler china cup & saucer used by Milwaukee Railroad on Gallatin Gateway into Yellowstone Park at Museum of the Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT.Pottery pitcher & cup in Mora house at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Coffee cup at old Nevada State Capitol museum. Carson City, NV.
Cascades souvenir tea cup from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Traveler china cup & saucer used by Milwaukee Railroad on Gallatin Gateway into Yellowstone Park at Museum of the Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT.Pottery pitcher & cup in Mora house at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Coffee cup at old Nevada State Capitol museum. Carson City, NV.
Roman cameo glass J. Pierpont Morgan cup at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Porcelain cup with Roosevelt family crest from his parents at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Large coffee cup used by TR when he dined in New York at Langdon Hotel at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Chocolate cup & saucer at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.
Roman cameo glass J. Pierpont Morgan cup (early 1st C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Porcelain cup with Roosevelt family crest from his parents at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Large coffee cup used by TR when he dined in New York at Langdon Hotel at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Chocolate cup & saucer at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.
Monogrammed cup given to President Hayes by Sisters of Catholic Convent, Georgetown, DC, at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.Blue porcelain pieces at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Collection of demitasse cups in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Cup & saucer depicting McKinley & Hobart from first Presidential campaign at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Monogrammed cup (RBH) given to President Hayes by Sisters of Catholic Convent, Georgetown, DC, at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.Blue porcelain pieces at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Collection of demitasse cups in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Cup & saucer depicting McKinley & Hobart from first Presidential campaign at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Blue Chinese-style teapot & cup at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Mug & whistle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plate, pitcher & mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Yellow ware frog mug with blue seaweed decoration from East Liverpool at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.
Blue Chinese-style teapot & cup at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Mug & whistle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plate, pitcher & mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Yellow ware frog mug with blue seaweed decoration from East Liverpool at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.
Pair of demitasse cups at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Cup & saucer with country scene at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.Benjamin Harrison plate & cup with corn border in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.Place setting in dining room at Morven Park. Leesburg, VA.
Pair of demitasse cups at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Cup & saucer with country scene at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.Benjamin Harrison plate & cup with corn border in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.Place setting in dining room at Morven Park. Leesburg, VA.
Gorham coffee pot & Haviland demitasse cups at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Mug & pitcher prob. from Staffordshire, England at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Tin-glazed earthenware painted with cobalt blue cup & bowl at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plates & cups with American theme at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Gorham coffee pot & Haviland demitasse cups at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Mug & pitcher (18th C) prob. from Staffordshire, England at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Tin-glazed earthenware painted with cobalt blue cup & bowl at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Chinese export porcelain plates & cups with American theme at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.
Chinese export porcelain cups & bowl with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.U.S. Revenue Cutter Service cup & bowls at Coast Guard Museum Northwest Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.China including cup with Napoleon in dining room of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Silver tea pot with tea box & cups at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.
Chinese export porcelain cups & bowl with American eagle at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.U.S. Revenue Cutter Service cup & bowls at Coast Guard Museum Northwest Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.China including cup with Napoleon in dining room of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Silver tea pot with tea box & cups at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.
Union Pacific cup & saucer at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Chinese porcelain cups, saucers & teapot , earthenware English cream pot at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Dr. Wall Worcester cup & saucer at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Fredericton, NB.Chinese export custard cups at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Union Pacific cup & saucer at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Chinese porcelain cups, saucers & teapot (1740-60), earthenware English cream pot (c1760) at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Dr. Wall Worcester cup & saucer (c1765) at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Fredericton, NB.Chinese export custard cups (1780-1820) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
French porcelain cup & saucer showing early balloon flight at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.Chinese porcelain cup & saucer & silver cup by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia, both owned by Jeremiah Wadsworth with his initials at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Porcelain cup & saucer by Sèvres Manuf., France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Sèvres French porcelain cup & saucer showing balloon flight of J.A.C. Charles at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.
French porcelain cup & saucer (c1780) showing early balloon flight at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.Chinese porcelain cup & saucer (c1785) & silver cup (c1788) by Richard Humphreys of Philadelphia, both owned by Jeremiah Wadsworth with his initials (JW) at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Porcelain cup & saucer (c1785) by Sèvres Manuf., France at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Sèvres French porcelain cup & saucer (c1785) showing balloon flight of J.A.C. Charles (Dec. 1, 1783) at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.
Chinese porcelain tea caddy, cup & saucer owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Annular ware mug from England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export porcelain custard cups & mugs with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.White glass cup & saucer from France at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese porcelain tea caddy, cup & saucer (c1790) owned by Patty Olcott Butler with his initials (PB) at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Annular ware mug (c1790) from England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Chinese export porcelain custard cups & mugs with symbol of Society of the Cincinnati (c1790) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.White glass cup & saucer (c1790) from France at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chinese export cup & plate with Great Seal of the United States at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Porcelain cup 7 saucer with Mount Vernon from China at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.English strawberry pattern cup & saucer at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States ceramic mug National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Chinese export cup & plate (c1794) with Great Seal of the United States at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Porcelain cup 7 saucer with Mount Vernon (c1800) from China at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.English strawberry pattern cup & saucer (c1800) at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States ceramic mug (c1801) National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Cup & saucer by Worcester Porcelain Co. of England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Porcelain coffee cup & saucer from France at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Cup with American eagle under 20 stars at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.Newhall cup & saucer at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Fredericton, NB.
Cup & saucer (c1805) by Worcester Porcelain Co. of England at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Porcelain coffee cup & saucer (1810-20) from France at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Cup with American eagle under 20 stars (c1817) at Mathews House Museum. Zanesville, OH.Newhall cup & saucer (c1820) at Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Fredericton, NB.
Earthenware mug with Washington & Lafayette from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.China cups & saucers used by Lucy Hayes' mother Maria Cook Webb at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.General Lafayette at Benjamin Franklin's Tomb transfer printed cup & saucer from Staffordshire, England at James Madison Museum. Orange, VA.Chinese export teacup with green dragon pattern at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Earthenware mug with Washington & Lafayette (c1824) from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.China cups & saucers (1826) used by Lucy Hayes' mother Maria Cook Webb at Hayes Presidential Center. Fremont, OH.General Lafayette at Benjamin Franklin's Tomb transfer printed cup & saucer (c1830) from Staffordshire, England at James Madison Museum. Orange, VA.Chinese export teacup (c1840) with green dragon pattern at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Campaign log cabin cup at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Two Centennial teacups prepared by rival China painters Mary Louise McLaughlin vs. Maria Longworth Nichols Storer at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Coffee pot & cups by Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Wheeling Peachblow cups by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. of Wheeling, WV at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Campaign log cabin cup (1841) at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Two Centennial teacups (1875) prepared by rival China painters Mary Louise McLaughlin vs. Maria Longworth Nichols Storer at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Coffee pot & cups (1885) by Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Wheeling Peachblow cups (c1886) by Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. of Wheeling, WV at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Lotus Ware cup & saucer with molded sunburst pattern by Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, Co. of East Liverpool at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Dedham blue & white Crackleware rabbit cups at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Vase with flowers by Smith-Phillips China Co. at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Jamestown Exposition souvenir Old Church Tower cup & ruby-glass mug in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.
Lotus Ware cup & saucer with molded sunburst pattern (1890-97) by Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, Co. of East Liverpool at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Dedham blue & white Crackleware rabbit cups (1891) at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Vase with flowers (1901-29) by Smith-Phillips China Co. at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Jamestown Exposition (1907) souvenir Old Church Tower cup & ruby-glass mug in Jamestown National Park Museum. Jamestown, VA.
Deldare Ware mug in Fallowfield Hunt series by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Porcelain plate, cup & saucer with flatware by Josef Hoffmann of Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Union Pacific Railroad Historical Overland pattern coffee cup showing events in American Westward expansion at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Union Pacific Railroad Columbine pattern coffee cup at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Deldare Ware mug in Fallowfield Hunt series (1909) by Buffalo Pottery at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Porcelain plate, cup & saucer (c1915) with flatware (1906) by Josef Hoffmann of Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Union Pacific Railroad Historical Overland pattern coffee cup (1927-50s) showing events in American Westward expansion at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Union Pacific Railroad Columbine pattern coffee cup (1930s) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
UP Columbine coffee cup by Syracuse China used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.German cup & saucer from Graf Zeppelin at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.German cup & saucer recovered from Hindenburg at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.Hindenburg coffee pot & cup at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
UP Columbine coffee cup by Syracuse China (1930-41) used on Columbine train between Chicago & Denver at Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Council Bluffs, IA.German cup & saucer (1930s) from Graf Zeppelin at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.German cup & saucer (1930s) recovered from Hindenburg at National Air & Space Museum. Chantilly, VA.Hindenburg coffee pot & cup (1936) at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Coffee cup from War Department at U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. Petersburg, VA.Captured German KPM cup & saucer at Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.Union Pacific Railroad Desert Flower pattern coffee cup at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.B&O commemorative plate, cup & pitcher at Lincoln Train Museum. Gettysburg, PA.
Coffee cup from War Department (c1940) at U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. Petersburg, VA.Captured German KPM cup & saucer (1941) at Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.Union Pacific Railroad Desert Flower pattern coffee cup (1955-65) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.B&O commemorative plate, cup & pitcher (1977) at Lincoln Train Museum. Gettysburg, PA.

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