A rather poignant Chinese export porcelain trio of tea bowl, handled cup, and saucer made for the American market hand-painted with a forlorn maiden leaning upon an anchor (the symbol of Hope) as she watches a ship departing, undoubtedly bearing her love away, an inscription above the scene declaring “He is gone”. The ship bearing two American flags, so undoubtedly made for the American market and a reminder of the great risks that early mariners took to make their fortunes at sea. Other than a hairline to the saucer sealed, all pieces in good condition. The saucer 5″ in diameter, the tea bowl 3 1/2″ and the cup 3 1/2″ tall. Circa 1795.