A very rare form with a very desirable decoration, this well-painted Chinese export porcelain double-handled cup is decorated with a central roundel of an eagle supporting a striped shield, and bearing arrows and laurel branches, a banner in its beak inscribed E Pluibus Unum, a cloud above its head with 13 stars. The design taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States. Measuring 2 3/4″ tall x 4 1/2″. Restored. Circa 1795-1800.