An exceptional and uncommon William Reid porcelain coffee cup, with an oriental figure beside a table, flanked by a dragonfly and birds flying over a leafless tree, the whole painted in bright colors. The handle is of the angular loop type.
The condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks, fading, paint loss, or restoration. Height is 2 3/8" with a diameter of 2 1/8".
NOTES: 1. Because the factory was in business for so short a period (1756-1761), and its output was quite limited, porcelain produced by the Reid factory is highly uncommon and sought after. 2. A similar cup, though with some condition issues, sold for 1100 pounds at the Phillips Watney Sale, Part III in November, 2000.