Sold Ceramics - Sold Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares - Page 2
Height with silver mounts 147 mm (5.78 inch), height base to shoulder 85 mm (3.35 inch), dimensions 53 mm (2.09 inch) x 91 mm (3.58 inch)
Tea caddy of rectangular form with canted corners and flat shoulder with a short upright neck. The edge in underglaze light brown (jia mangkou). Unglazed base. The original cover is missing and replaced with unmarked Dutch silver mounts. Chinese Imari decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and gold with on the sides and top with a continuous riverscape with pagodas, trees, mountains and clouds. The silver marks explained: the marker’s mark: J3, the sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for the full hallmarking.
Condition: Some very tiny glaze frits to the edges.