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Chinese Armorial Teapot: Foulis, c.1795

Chinese Armorial Teapot: Foulis, c.1795

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A Chinese armorial porcelain teapot enamelled with the the crest and motto of Foulis of Colinton and the monogram DF within a blue enamel and gold star border, with a berry finial, double strap handle and European silver spout. Height: 15 cm.; length: 27 cm. Qianlong, c. 1795.

Replacement spout, no other damage.

The service is recorded in Howard (vol 2., p. 638) and may belong to a branch of the family that was involved with the shipping trade in Canton.

The motto is properly Mente Manuque Praesto- presumably erroneously copied by the Chinese decorators.