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Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Trio Cups and Saucer

China 1st half 19th Century

A hard to find trio for tea bearing the royal arms of Irish or Scottish origin. The royal arms are that of Baillie which has multiple variations of spelling. The motto under the shield is “QUID ASTRI CLARIUS” or “What Is Brighter Than The Stars”.

Price

$780

Condition

Very good condition. The gold on the edge of the rims of the saucer and tea bowl are mostly rubbed off. The blue enamel on the shield of the saucer has two areas where the enamel didn't adhere in the firing process. There is a short barely visible hair line on the tea bowl to the left of the armorial. There are a few gilded "daggers" on the inner rim decoration indicating it may have had gilded highlight on all of them.

Measurements

Cup with handle 2.5" H, Tea Bowl 3.125" Diam., Saucer 5.125" Diam.

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