‘SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES,’ EXTREMELY RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE STAFFORDSHIRE MEDIUM BLUE TRANSFER-PRINTED TEACUP AND SAUCER, UNKNOWN MAKER, CIRCA 1825.Est. $2,500-$3,500
Sold: $3,300 ($2,750)
The teacup printed with four roundels and the saucer in the center with a version of the Great Seal of the United States surrounded by fifteen stars, reserved on a seaweed vermicelli ground, the scalloped rims surrounded by borders of stars, unmarked. Diameters 3 ⅜ and 5 ¾ inches.
Provenance: William & Teresa Kurau Antiques, Lampeter, Pennsylvania, January 20, 2010.