A Chinese export porcelain tea caddy with floral decorations on the broad sides and a small spray on the narrow sides and the corners of the main faces. The shoulder is dressed with blue enameling and simple Greek key in gold, while just below the shoulder a garland of small flowers circumscribes the top. Its lid is decorated consistent with the main body with a naturalistic knop. The underside is unglazed but has been marked with a deal inventory number in black which we strongly believe was that of the late Chinese export porcelain expert Elinor Gordon. The tea caddy dates to the late 18th C.
The condition of the body and lid are excellent but a glaze frit exists at the lip of the neck. This tea caddy is above average in quality and visually pleasing.
Dimension: 5 3/8"