Honeycomb Quilt Covered Mug with Tea Infuser

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This charming covered mug embellished with a so-called "Honeycomb" pattern exhibits a detail from the earliest wholly pieced American quilt in the Museum's holdings. Elizabeth Van Horne Clarkson (American, 1771–1852) is thought to have made this prismatic creation as a wedding present for her son circa 1830. While pieced quilts were common in 18th-century England, the technique didn't catch on in America until the 19th century, when increased leisure time popularized the craft and small printed cotton fabrics became more affordable.

This charming covered mug embellished with a so-called "Honeycomb" pattern exhibits a detail from the earliest wholly pieced American quilt in the Museum's holdings. Elizabeth Van Horne Clarkson (American, 1771–1852) is thought to have made this prismatic creation as a wedding present for her son circa 1830. While pieced quilts were common in 18th-century England, the technique didn't catch on in America until the 19th century, when increased leisure time popularized the craft and small printed cotton fabrics became more affordable.

Details
  • Porcelain mug
  • Stainless steel tea infuser
  • 4 1/4''H
  • 11 oz.
  • Mug is dishwasher and microwave safe; hand wash infuser, do not microwave
  • Gift boxed
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