Overglaze Enamel Painted Chinese Porcelain Teacup

(1780 - 1790)

Chinese-export porcelain teacup (or possibly a bowl) base/body/rim sherd with overglaze painted/enameled decoration. The exterior is painted in the famille rose color palette and features small clusters of floral sprays. Above the floral decoration, there is a wavy band/line beneath the rim consisting of small dots. Similarly, on the interior, there is another wavy band beneath the rim, executed with both dots and lines. Portions of the enameling have worn away, including most of the exterior decoration. The rim has a slight scallop and the body of the teacup is slightly lobed. The vessel has a tall, unglazed footring. Consists of two mended sherds.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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