A Rare ‘Loyalty of Peru’ Famille Rose Small Bowl
Inscribed on the exterior below the rim ‘Lealtad Del Peru”
The interior with a floral border
Diameter; 4 1/4″ (10.7 cm)
Condition; hairline crack in rim 3.5 cm and crack in base 5.0 cm consolidated
In 1780-82 Tupac Amaru II led a Peruvian uprising against Spanish Royal rule. The rebellion was quelled by the Spanish and Amaru was executed.
This tea service was ordered from China, no doubt as a gift of gratitude for an important Peruvian who had sided with Spain.