Armorial Chinese Export Creamer – Tulloch

Armorial Chinese Export Creamer – Tulloch

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Chinese export porcelain sparrow beak creamer bearing the arms of Tulloch of Tannachie in Scotland., circa 1780.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 4¾” tall.


Decoration:

The rim is bordered with a gilt chain band, below which is a narrow chain with tiny floral sprays.

 

The front of body is decorated with the complex armorials of Tulloch with Stirling in pretense. The arms bear the motto: “Touch Not The Cat But The Glove”. The arms are surrounded by a gold chain.

 

There are also tiny floral sprays on the sides of the body.

 

The handle is molded and has a tiny gilt heart as a thumb rest and another at the handle’s base.

 

The bottom is unmarked.

 

This service is illustrated in Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain”, Vol. 2, at page 475.

 

Condition: In excellent condition consistent with age and usage.