Armorial teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-173010

Description

Armorial porcelain teacup with straight sides, loop handle with finger rest and foot ring. Front features a painted polychrome coat-of-arms consisting of a shield with a rearing lion, above is a man holding a rod, and above and below are pink banners with Latin inscription. Gold script monogram "WS" below. Blue and gold bands around the exterior rim of cup.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teacups
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Teacup

Inscription

"THE CENTURY HOUSE GALLERIES / Guaranteed / Genuine / 100 / KNIGHTSBRIDGE.S.W.1" (printed)
"VIRTUS / QUEM DEUS CONSERVAT / WS"

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD115

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3 3/4 (HxWxD), 2 5/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1849.1

Places

China

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