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Armorial teacup

2006.44.1843.1 (RS98408)

Description

Armorial porcelain handleless teacup with foot ring. White body and painted polychrome decoration consisting of a coat-of-arms with a gold shield with a dragon and a white bird at top framed with gold foliate scrolls and flowers. Two Asian men in exterior landscapes flank either side of coat-of-arms. Gold diamond and link border on inner rim.

Details

Maker
The Century House (Dealer)
Date
1750-1770
Inscriptions
"Guaranteed Genuine / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES. S.W.1" (printed)
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 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1843.1
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173052
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