18th C. Armorial Chinese Export Creamer – Tulloch
Chinese export porcelain sparrow beak creamer bearing the arms of Tulloch of Tannachie in Scotland., circa 1780.
Dimensions: Approximately 4¾” tall.
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.