Armorial teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1740-1760

GUSN

GUSN-173050

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

Descriptive Terms

teacups
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Teacup

Inscription

"THE CENTURY HOUSE GALLERIES / Guaranteed / Genuine / KNIGHTSBRIDGE. S.W.1." (printed)
"MENS*CONSCIA*RECTI"

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD115

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Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 2 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD), 2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1842.1

Places

China