18th C. Chinese Export Helmet Creamer with New York State Arms
Chinese export helmet shaped creamer with molded body and bearing arms of New York State, c. 1790.
Dimensions: Approximately 4½” tall.
The molded body is decorated with the arms of New York State depicting the figures of Liberty and Justice flanking a cartouche with a floral sprig, and with an eagle perched above and a banner below.
The rim of the opening and the foot is bordered with a blue band edged with gold and gilt stars.
The base has the remnants of an old label.
Examples of this pattern appear in many references, including:
Howard, “Chinese Armorial Porcelain” V.1, at page 753.
Howard, “New York and the China Trade”, at pages 87-94, with an example of this type of creamer at page 92, figure C22.
Mudge, “Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade” 2d Ed., at page 172.
Schiffer, “China for America”, at pages 40-42.
Condition: Glaze hairline on lip of spout, minor wear to interior, and possible inpainting to star border near handle, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.