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Armorial teacup

2006.44.1842.1 (RS98406)

Description

Armorial porcelain teacup with straight sides and loop handle. White body with painted polychrome decoration consisting of a coat-of-arms at front featuring a shield with two lions and a smaller shield in center surmounted by a helmet with a hand and dagger, below is a banner with a Latin inscription. Outer rim features a blue curtain swag border with gold tassels.

Details

Maker
The Century House (Dealer)
Date
1740-1760
Inscriptions
"THE CENTURY HOUSE GALLERIES / Guaranteed / Genuine / KNIGHTSBRIDGE. S.W.1." (printed)
"MENS*CONSCIA*RECTI"
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
China
Descriptive terms
armorial (porcelain style)
Chinese export
porcelain
Teacup
teacups
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD), 2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1842.1
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173050
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