A good Lowestoft tea canister, circa 1762-65
Of large size and rectangular form with canted corners, one panel painted with a fisherman in a watery landscape, the other side with a Chinaman beside a fence holding a parasol pointing at a tree, one side panel inscribed 'Singlo Tea.', the other side with two circular moulded medallions inscribed 'S' and 'T', framed by 'Hughes' style moulding, alternating with painted flower sprigs, the base painted with a lattice border and with a 'scroll and flower' border at the neck, 12.3cm high, painter's numeral 5
- Please note, there is a hairline crack to the rim of canister, not mentioned in the catalogue.
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