A rather enigmatic Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer, made for the American Market decorated with a military commander on horseback with an attendant, both in quasi-18th century uniforms, the attendant bearing an American flag. What is so puzzling is that the general (often said to be Washington) has a decidedly Chinese look about him with a wispy moustache and goatee. There has been much speculation when and why this piece, almost certainly part of a larger service, was made. Perhaps for the Centennial celebrations? Either way it is represented in some major museum collections and attribution of a date varies from the mid-19th century to early 20th. In very good condition.