Armorial teacup

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1770

GUSN

GUSN-173052

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

Descriptive Terms

teacups
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Teacup

Inscription

"Guaranteed Genuine / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES. S.W.1" (printed)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD115

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Dimensions

2 (H), 3 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1843.1

Places

China

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