Armorial saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1770

GUSN

GUSN-173053

Description

Armorial porcelain saucer with a 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 the coat-of-arms. Gold diamond and link border on inner rim.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

saucers (plates)
porcelain
Chinese export
armorial (porcelain style)
Saucer

Inscription

"Guaranteed Genuine / THE / CENTURY / HOUSE / 2 KING ST,. ST. JAMES. S.W.1" (printed)
"c. 1760 / Beckford / Cup + Saucer / 30 /" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD115

Related Items

Title Armorial teacup Accession Number 2006.44.1843.1

Maker

The Century House (Dealer)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 5 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1843.2

Places

China