Teacup by Minton | JP Morgan's Yacht "Corsair" | 1890

Lannan Gallery

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Minton's porcelain teacup from J.P. Morgan's personal steam yacht Corsair. The Corsair was flagship of the New York Yacht Club during Morgan's tenure as Commodore. This teacup is accompanied by a saucer slightly larger than the bottom of the cup and is likely not a match, however, the painted New York Yacht Club burgee and Commodore flags cross staffs on both the cup and the saucer. Also, there is a painted flowing banner beneath the flags reading "Corsair" on both pieces.