A pair of Lowestoft large tea canisters, panel moulded with Chinese scenes and initials GT and HT, covers lacking, one chipped on shoulder
Lot 132
A fine pair of Lowestoft tea canisters, circa 1763-65
Sold for £13,800 (US$ 22,084) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Lowestoft large tea canisters, panel moulded with Chinese scenes and initials GT and HT, covers lacking, one chipped on shoulder
A fine pair of Lowestoft tea canisters, circa 1763-65
Of large size and rectangular form with canted corners, moulded in Hughes style with panels edged with scrollwork, flowers and leaves, painted in blue with a fisherman in a river landscape, a sailing boat to one side, the reverse with a pagoda on an island, one inscribed in blue on the ends 'G', 'T' and 'G Tea', the other 'H' and 'T' on one end and 'H Tea' on the other, a diaper border above the feet and a narrower border of scrolls and leaves around the shoulders, 12.6 and 12.9cm high, painter's numeral 5 on both canisters (2)

Footnotes

  • One canister is illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, English Blue and White Porcelain (2004), pl 339, p 279 and frontispiece, and also in An Introduction to English Blue and White Porcelains (1974), pl. 13, fig. 68 and British Porcelain, an Illustrated Guide (1974), pl. 341. Both canisters are illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, Lowestoft Porcelains (1985), pl 67, p 71. The inscriptions on the ends indicate the type of tea that the vessel was designed to contain, Green or Gunpowder tea or Hyson tea. Others are recorded inscribed 'B TEA' and 'Super Fine'. Geoffrey Godden suggests that such pairs may have been designed to sit within a wooden tea caddy, perhaps with a mixing bowl such as that illustrated at pl 53, p 63
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