A wonderful example of Chinese export made for the American market, this 4 1/2″ tall strap-handled mug or tankard is very well painted with a nicely detailed three-masted ship bearing two American flags.  A great record of the pride taken in our young nation’s commercial maritime ventures.  In very good condition with only a very small line at the top of one of the straps on the handle. Circa 1800.  $2200.00