China Trade beaker, Tuck Chang, chrysanthemum
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indeed riotous chrysanthemum decoration, height 3 3/4 inches, weight 3.32 Troy ounces, top diameter 2 3/8 inches, applied circular cartouche with no monogram, seamed construction, a minor test file mark on base (please see fourth photo at nine-o-clock position) but excellent overall condition.
Tuck Chang worked in Shanghai, and this piece dates from about 1890. My suspicion is that a bit of Scotch will taste better than ever when sipped from his beaker, but I'll wait until this evening to check that out...