This bell-shaped footed porcelain mug was made in China in the middle 1700s. It has floral decoration in the Famille Rose palette and stands 5.5 inches tall.
It appears that someone literally loved this mug to pieces. I imagine that the person who dropped it must have been heartbroken as they watched it tumble to the ground, resulting in multiple breaks, chips, and cracks. The early metal repairs, done over 150 years ago, include a band along the rim to stabilize cracks, braces on the handle, and rivets to reinforce four symmetrical chips. Much like how time can mend a broken heart, a skilled restorer did an excellent, yet eccentric job with this mug break-up.