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Object Number: 
ca. 1800
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 6.4 x 8.3 x 5.7 cm )
inscribed: on banner in black: "VIRTUE/LIBERTY &/ INDEPENDENCE" inscribed: on underside in rust and gold : "P.M."
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.
Gallery Label: 
This cup is illustrated in Antiques magazine in Homer Eaton Keyes article "State Arms on Chinese Lowestoft", October 1930, fig. 11.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group