18th C. Pseudo-Armorial Chinese Export Cup and Saucer
Chinese export porcelain cup and saucer with molded bodies, circa 1780.
The cup is approximately 3½” in diameter.
The saucer is approximately 5⅝” in diameter.
The saucer has a gently a gently molded body with a wavy rim.
The rim is decorated with a gold band.
The center is surrounded by a gold husk band.
The center bears a pseudo-armorial in the form of a shield with the initials “PRA”.
The shield is surrounded by a floral swag above with is a gold anchor and gold and red ribbons.
The cup has a gently molded body with a wavy rim.
The interior rim is decorated with a gold band.
The exterior rim is decorated with a gold husk band.
The front of the cup has the same pseudo armorial decoration.
The back of the cup is decorated with a small gilt flower.
Condition: The cup has wear to inner rim gilding and the saucer has wear to monogram; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.