From the Collection of Mario Buatta a 18th Century Chinese Porcelain Mug
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
This 18th-century Chinese porcelain mug is hand-painted with a crown above the motto “God Save the King” and the initials “GR” for George Regis, all depicted beneath laurel leaves and swags of purple cloth. Purple is the color of royalty.
It is the perfect mug for an Anglophile.
It was made for the English market circa 1770, indicating that “GR” stands for King George III.
The regal theme is enhanced by the single large peony painted on each side of the mug. In Chinese tradition, peonies are known as the king of flowers and symbolize royalty. There is a gold heart painted on the handle.
Dimensions: 5″ height x 3″ diameter