- Museum number
'Famille rose' tea cup, coffee cup and saucer with a Belgian coat of arms. The tea cup, coffee cup and saucer are decorated with a coat of arms with a silver shield with ten red roses arranged in rows, and a crest of a dog with a red rose in its mouth, and with panels of fruit and floral sprays, surrounded by pink and pale blue diaper-work. The cups have spearhead rim borders inside and the tea cup a small orchid at the bottom.
- Production date
- 1723-1735 (circa)
Diameter: 11.60 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 6.10 centimetres (coffee-cup)
Height: 3.20 centimetres (tea-cup)
- Curator's comments
- Harrison-Hall 1994:
The set is exquisitely painted, the fruit and flower sprays in the style characteristic of porcelain from the Yongzheng period (1723-35). Silver, which has in the course of time tarnished to a silvery black, was rarely used on later export porcelain. The coat of arms belong to the Dux family of Belgium. Sets of cups and saucers were generally sold in this way in the 18th century, with one saucer serving both cups.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, Taiwan, National Museum of History, Ancient Chinese Trade Ceramics
1995 27 Jan-26 Mar, London, BM, G91, East Meets West: Chinese Trade Ceramics in the British Museum
- Registration number