A very finely potted and decorated Chinese export porcelain armorial tea bowl and saucer, hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels and gilding, centered with a coat of arms bearing a large six-pointed star and surmounted by a knight’s helmet crest, surrounded by gilded flowers within a scrolling foliate border. It is interesting that it bears the hexagram, the six-pointed star that many of us know as the Star of David from Judaism and is also one of the oldest symbols for God in the Christian religion, but, we are grateful to Angela Howard who kindly identified the arms of those of HAGGARD and the emblem of the six-pointed star, actually called a ‘mullet’ in heraldry, used on coats of arms in Britain and Europe, and it represented either a in a six or five- pointed form the spur of a knight. Yongzheng period, circa 1730. In good condition with only a very slight line to the reverse of the saucer sealed. The saucer 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 7 /8″. Ex-Nelson Kline Collection.