Dating: Late Yongzheng period (1723-1735) - early Qianlong period (1736-1795), c.1730-1740
A tea caddy of ovoid form with a domed lid, a pointed knob, on a footring with a glazed base. Polychrome decorated in famille rose with various other enamels and iron-red.
Round the middle a trellis pattern border and round the neck a continuous decoration of pomegranates with flowerings branches and leaves. The cover is decorated with a flowering chrysanthemum plant.
Height: 130 mm (4.72 inch)
Diameter: 73 mm (3.03 inch)
Diameter of mouth: 32 mm (1.26 inch)
Diameter of footring: 48 mm (1.77 inch)
Condition: A tiny glaze frit and three very tiny (1 mm or 0.039 inch) spots on the rim of the cover, caused by a plopping bubble of glaze during the firing process to the rim of the cover.