Offered for sale is an early 1800’s porcelain Chinese Export Cann, or mug, made for export to the American market. It is decorated sparsely as was the custom at the time. There is a wide dark blue border with gilt leaf and vine decoration around its rim. A narrow burnt-orange stripe with an overlay of looped gilt is painted immediately below the border. Centered at the front of the cann, halfway between the upper border and the lower series of blue-dots forming a border just above the base, are three blue motifs. The larger front motif has a flower and leaf arrangement spilling out of and around a gilt highlighted vase. Some of the flowers have gilt highlighting as well. The two smaller motifs, one on either side of the cann, depict sprigs of flowers and leaves. The “strap” handle, opposite the front floral motif, consists of two straps entwined top and bottom. The porcelain on the outermost portion of the handle has also been textured in a ribbed pattern. The cann is in very good condition for its age with expected gilt wear. This is most noticeable on the burnt-orange border below the cann’s rim. There are some very minor manufacturing flaws as well, all shown in my pictures. There are no cracks, no chips and no restorations evident anywhere on the cann.
Size: 3” W — diameter of Cann without the handle
4 1/4” D — front of Cann to tip of handle
3 7/8” H
Chinese Export Porcelain Cann, Early 19th C, Made for the American Market
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