A fine Chinese export porcelain strap-handled mug made for the American market with a hand-painted image of a three-masted ship flying a large American flag, the rim edged with a sepia and gilded grapevine border. Measuring 5″ tall and in good condition with only wear and fading to the delicate rigging.  An excellent record of the American republic’s early maritime history. Circa 1790-1805.