Overglaze Enamel Painted Chinese Porcelain Teacup

(Mid-Eighteenth Century)

Chinese-export porcelain common-shape teacup base/body sherd with intricately pale red painted enamel decoration. The motif is a petaled design, possibly chrysanthemum, with petals extending outwards around the exterior body of the teacup towards the rim. Most of the decoration has worn away and only a faint impression of this can be seen when viewed at the right angle. The footring is tall and unglazed. The teacup is mended in two sections and consists of seven mended sherds, and one sherd that mends but is not mended to vessel. There is a matching teacup in the same context, as well as a matching saucer, and residual teacup sherds that do not mend to vessel.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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