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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