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Chinese tea caddy with roosters and figures

This Chinese export porcelain tea caddy has a beautiful sculptured foot. In addition, the smooth glaze body is attractively moulded. The underglaze blue decoration consists of a boy feeding two roosters as well as a flower vase on a pedestal. The decoration is of excellent quality. Small vases with this shape are usually referred to as tea caddies, although their use is not certain. It may once have had a lid, although the absence of an unglazed rim suggests this would not be the case. This vase is an excellent example of the fine wares produced during the first half of the 18thc century. It most likely dates from the beginning of the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795), but it could also date somewhat earlier (Yongzheng). The height of this tea caddy is 3.75 inches (about 9.5 cm).

Perfect, with no faults.

Qianlong, circa 1740.

Price $545

Please refer to item no. 1KE061 when making inquiries.

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