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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 3

Physical description

Cup, porcelain, with rounded spreading sides and wavy rim, and within the lip a double wavy line band in relief flanked by a cell border and frieze, assembling a variety of disparate elements. Painted in underglaze blue and enamels with the arms of Meares impaling Doore. On one side is the shield of arms, Or a ship with three masts' sails furled and shrouded sable; impaling Doore, Per pale gules and azure three gadflies or. Above the shield are the initials 'C.M.' and on the reverse of cups is the crest, A kingfisher proper and motto 'Cave'.

Place of Origin

China (made)


ca. 1785 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in underglaze blue and enamels

Marks and inscriptions




Diameter: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Cup, porcelain, painted in underglaze blue and enamels with coat of arms, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign period, ca. 1785

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 1000




Glazed; Painted; Enamelled

Subjects depicted

Ship; Kingfisher; Coat of arms


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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