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Object Name Cup, Demitasse
Catalog Number 0985.07.00163
Description One of five demitasse cups (.163-.163d), with four matching saucers (.163e-.163h). Porcelain in the Crown Derby pattern, glazed in blue, gold and light red flowers.
Dimensions H-2.25 Dia-4.5 inches
Owned R. A. Lancaster
Provenance The demitasse cups and saucers were part of a set used in the Executive Mansion in Richmond by Varina and Jefferson Davis during the war. They were bought at an auction of the household goods after the evacuation of Richmond by R. A. Lancaster -- "Four beautiful after dinner coffee cups that were bought from the sale of President Davis' effects just after the war."
People Davis, Jefferson
Davis family
Lancaster, R. A.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
1870 Auction
Subjects auctions