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Tea canister & cover, Qianlong c.1755, with the arms of Emerson


Tea canister of Meissen form, 5 inches tall including cover, with the arms of Emerson of Foxton near Darlington, County Durham, granted in 1534.

A John Emmerson was a director of the East India Company between 1734 and 1745.

Provenance: From the Weld Collection.Formerly in the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.

To be illustrated in a revised edition of Chinese Armorial Porcelain (see 1974 edition p.371)

Reference : Howard, David S.; Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume I, p.371 where this tea canister is illustrated

Condition : Chip filled under rim of cover, lip and finial restored

Size : 5 inches tall

Stock Number : CW360

Price : 2,300



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