A Chinese porcelain famille verte rectangular tea caddy and cover, painted with lotus leaves, flower-heads, aquatic plants and a rhizome, beneath iron-red insects in flight the reverse with flowering chrysanthemum, pierced rockwork with a butterfly and insects in flight, the two shorter sides each with flowering branches of morning glory, the shoulder with aster flowers, branches and rockwork, all the panels outlined with a green glazed frame and supported on four raised bracket feet, the cover with peony and camellia.
Kangxi, circa 1700.
4 5/8 inches, 11.7cm high
Provenance & Additional Information
- From a Swedish private collection.
- Sold by Marchant 31st March 2003.
- From the collection of Richard and Maxine Markell, New Rochelle, New York.