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.