A Chinese Export Armorial Teabowl, Coffee Cup And Saucer

Circa 1735
Reference #: CEPA44

Diameters of teabowl and saucer: 2 7/8 and 4 ½ inches (7.3 and 11.5 cm.)
Height of coffee cup: 2 5/16 inches (5.8 cm.)

each painted on the front or in the center with the arms possibly of Preysegger of Austria surrounded by finely delineated famille-rose flowering branches, the reverse of the teabowl and the rim of the cup and saucer with a sheep crest interrupting the iron-red and gilt honeycomb border.

For this coat of arms, see Rietstap, Vol. II, p. 488. A coffee cup and saucer from this service was sold at Christie’s in New York on January 24, 2997, lot 193.

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