A very fine example of Chinese export armorial porcelain made for the American market, this charming 5 1/2″ saucer bears the shield-shaped Arms of Sargent, and was most likely part of a tea service made for Ignatius Sargent (1765-1821) of Gloucester, Massachusetts. There is a bookplate engraved with these family arms and that is the most likely source for the design. Two faint short lines to the reverse of the rim and re-touch to the lettering in the motto, but otherwise a fine condition. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, p. 50, and examples can be found in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. State Dept. The last of several pieces of this rare service in our collection. $1,500.00.