Description & Technical information

European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain armorial cup and saucer with a central coat of arms, the rim with landscape panels on a gold ground.

The arms are for Sainsbury of Froyle, Hampshire: Azure, the lozenges conjoined in bend within a bordure erminois (painted gold here). Howard says this was probably made for Thomas Sainsbury (1730-1795) a grocer who was Master of the Company of Bowyers and Lord Mayor of London in 1787, who bore these arms with a mullet for difference. Thomas (right) was the son of Samuel Sainsbury (1692 - 1748) and Elizabeth, and was married to Eliza Maria Fry (1752 - 1800).

References: Howard 1974, p421, a teabowl.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1760
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 12 cm (4³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art