American Market Pseudo-Armorial Chinese Export Mug or Cann

American Market Pseudo-Armorial Chinese Export Mug or Cann

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Century Chinese export famille rose porcelain mug or cann, circa 1790.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 3 ¼” tall.

 

Decoration:

Rim is decorated with a blue enamel gilt bordered band containing gold stars.

 

Body is decorated with a pseudo-armorial shield containing a flower and surrounded by floral swags. There is a dove crest.

 

It has intertwined rope handles.

 

The foot is bordered with blue lozenges.

 

The blue and gold star border is typical of pieces made for the American market.

 

Condition: Minor rubbing to border enamels, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.