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Very Rare Pair of Chinese Export Puce Decorated Cups and Saucers, American Market

Late 18th/ early 19th century

Description

Finely decorated on both the cups and saucers with a Sailor's Farewell Scene, with the login couple in the forefront.
The sailor's ship is visible in the harbor behind them.  Of particular note is the American flag hanging on the ship, making this a very rare and early American/ China trade example of this well known poignant subject.
Diameter of saucers: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm.)
Height of cups: 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm.)

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