Cup and spoon tray

Object Number: 
1952.123ab
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
cup: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.; spoon tray: 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 in.
Description: 
Porcelain cup with molded handle terminating in molded leaves; black, green and gold lappet border at rim and gold and rust husk border around foot; the central decoration is a grisaille coat of arms of Pennsylvania consisting of an oval encircling a three-masted ship above three sheaves of grain; the oval is surrounded by two horses, an eagle above, and an inscribed banner below; colors include red, rust, gold, green, and black. Molded porcelain spoon tray with flat base and scalloped, flaring sides; black green and gold lappet border at rim and gilded rust husk secondary border; grisaille coat of arms of Pennsylvania at center with central oval with three masted ship above three sheaves of grain, surrounded by horses and with eagle above; banner below with inscription.
Gallery Label: 
This cup and spoon tray are rare examples of Chinese porcelain decorated with the arms of Pennsylvania.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group