Coffee can, Qianlong c.1815, with crest of Gilbert and initials EWG
Coffee can, c.1815, with the crest of Gilbert and initials EWG. Almost certainly made for Commander Edmund William Gilbert, RN, who married in 1822 and whose his brother was a General in the East India Company service. See CAP Volume II, p.687, however there on a white rather than peach ground.
Reference : This service to be illustrated in a Supplement III to Chinese Armorial Porcelain by David S. Howard