Coffee pot, Qianlong c.1755, with the arms of Hall
Coffee pot of lighthouse form, c.1755, with the arms of Hall. Very unusually for this date with crest repeated on the cover, and (also unusually) with scattered flower sprays on handle and spout. A number of Halls served in the British and Swedish East India Companies: a John Hall ‘of Gothenburg’ corresponded with Richard Sykes of Sledmere in Yorkshire about his porcelain in 1755, while a Mr Hall was supercargo on the Hardwicke in 1744 (commanded by Captain Hallett on a voyage full of incident and difficulty), and on the Council at Canton that year. Formerly in the Collection of Leo Hodroff, with collection label.
Reference : Howard, David S.; Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II, p.390
Condition : Coffee pot perfect; lid with break and chip under lid on flange, sealed and virtually invisible. Presents extremely well.