C. 1780 CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL TEACUP WITH CROWN - For Sale
C. 1780 CHINESE EXPORT ARMORIAL TEACUP WITH CROWN
Circa 1770 Chinese Export Armorial Tea Cup with a monogrammed initial of M under the crown. This finely detailed armorial is magnificent not to mention the beautiful spearhead border on the inside of the cup. we recently purchased many pieces of this same initial and crown out of a estate in Florida. As you would expect on dainty pieces of porcelain over 225 years old, it is almost impossible to find a perfect piece. Of all the pieces this one is in the best condition with only a minimal tiny nick at the rim as shown in one of the images. This little nick is far away from the beautiful crown and gilded rim on the outside and a beautiful blue spearhead border in the inside. Hardly any gilt wear to speak of. The monogrammed initial has very little wear. The only wear on the rim is at the nick. this cup measures 2" in height and 3 1/8" in diameter.