Moses Brown Helmet Creamer
An especially interesting example of Chinese Export porcelain for the American Market, this handsome helmet creamer bears an eagle decoration based upon the first official seal of the United States as adopted in 1782. The eagle matches one on a punch bowl ordered by Henry Smith, a supercargo on the ship, George Washington, which sailed to Canton in 1794. Presumably he ordered the tea set when he ordered the punch bowl. See Schiffer, China for America, pages 111-112. 5″ tall. Handle reattached, otherwise very good condition.