American Market Fame & Eagle #7716c Sold
A rare design made for the Chinese export American Market this attractive tea bowl and saucer is hand-painted with images of both the American Eagle taken from an early version of the Great Seal of the United States, along with an image of Fame and her trumpet floating above it. Fame, of course, being best known for her appearance on the much sought-after Order of Cincinnati service ordered for George Washington. Here the elements are successfully used together in these charming pieces boasting of their pride in the new American Republic. The saucer 5 1/2: in diameter, the tea bowl 3 1/2″. There appears to be a possible short line to the saucer rim sealed, and a firing imperfection below the eagle on the saucer, otherwise good condition. Circa 1795-1800. From a prominent American Market private collection.