Metropolitan Museum of Art, American 'Honeycomb Quilt' Covered Mug with Tea Infuser in Gift Box

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Honeycomb Quilt Covered Mug with Tea Infuser in Gift Box, 10.5 oz
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. 

Matching kitchen / tea towel available.


  • Includes lid & stainless steel infuser
  • Porcelain
  • 4 1/4''H
  • Holds 10.5 ounces
  • Mug is dishwasher and microwave safe; hand wash infuser and do not microwave
  • Gift boxed

About this American Quilt's History
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.