A rare Portuguese market tea caddy and cover, circa 1775. Estimate 4,000 – $6,000 USD. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015.
Depicting the equestrian statue of King Jose I in the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, beneath flower garlands; 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high
Provenance: Acquired from J. Cherny in 1976.
Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.