Covered Creamer

From a tea service presented to Grover Cleveland (President 1885-1889 and 1893-1897)

Made by M.S. Kuznetsov Partnership, Dulevo, Russia, established 1889

Made in Dulevo, Russia, Asia


c. 1895

Porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 106, American Art, first floor (McNeil Gallery)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2006

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Additional information:
  • PublicationAmerican Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)
    President, 1885-89 and 1893-97

    Students at the Demidoff vocational school in Russia presented a twelve-piece porcelain tea service to First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864–1947) in gratitude for her efforts to alleviate the Great Famine of 1891–92. The service, decorated in deep rose with gold and blue geometric bands, comprises a teapot, covered creamer, covered sugar bowl, waste bowl, and eight cups and saucers. It was manufactured and marked by the M. S. Kuznetsov Partnership. Susan Gray Detweiler, from American Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008), p. 68.

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