Auction 22

Lot 104 – Rare American Ship Chinese Export Coffee Cup and Saucer:

Rare American Ship Chinese Export Coffee Cup and Saucer

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Start price: $750

Estimated price: $1,500 - $2,500

Auction house commission: 20%

Circa 1785. Each painted in colored enamels and gold with a sheidl flanked by floral garlands, and enclosing the initials "BG" in foliate script, surmounted by the crest of a fully-rigged ship flying two American flags and a pennant, surrounded by a rouge-de-fer and gold husk border within a blue Fitzhugh-type border. Diameters 2 3/8 and 5 inches.Provenance: Descended in the Guild family of Massachusetts.Benjamin Guild II (1749-1792), Boston. Married Elizabeth Quincy, daughter of Col. Josish Quincy (1710-1784)* & 2nd wife Elizabeth Waldron Benjamin Guild III (1785-1858) Boston, was a trustee of Mass General Hospital. Married Elizabeth Eliot (1790-1874)Samuel Eliot Guild (1819-1862) lived in Boston & died in Nahant. Married Elizabeth Henderson Rice (1822-1876).Samuel Eliot Guild II (1850-1925) lived in Boston & married Jessie Motley (1857-1941)Samuel Eliot Guild III (1892-1977) lived in Boston & died in Dover, MA Married Jane Peters (1896-1988)Samuel Eliot Guild IV (1928-2009) born in Boston.