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Cup and saucer

Artist/Maker:
Schaffner, Henry
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Date Made:
Circa 1850
Medium:
earthenware
Dimensions:
Cup HOA 2 1/2; DIA 4 1/8; Saucer D 5 5/8
Accession Number:
1163.2 a,b
Description:
Earthenware teacup and saucer with repeated leaf and stem decoration; four on the saucer and 3 on the outside of the cup. Clay is reddidh orange. Underside of saucer is stamped with mark for Henry Schaffner (H.S.)
History:
Heinrich (Henry) Schaffner son of Jacob and Mary Schaffner. He was born March 28, 1798 in Switzerland and died June 24, 1877 in Salem. He married Lavinia Hauser (first wife) and Emilia Meinung (second wife). He had Two children by his first wife: Maria Catharina and John Francis. He had three children by his second wife: Louisa Carolina, Sarah Elisabeth and Cornelia Lisette.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Collection