circa 1820, with sepia decoration centering the Manigault family arms depicting three hooded falcons within a shield with a crescent topped by a figure with headdress over a banner inscribed "Pros Picere Quam Ul Cisci,", overlapping double strap handle, lid in matching design with raspberry finial, 3-1/4 x 3-3/8 in.
Note: Charles Izard Manigault of Charleston left for China in 1817 and returned in 1823. Manigault recorded that he purchased the set in Canton in 1820. The set originally totaled an elaborate service of 381 pieces. For more on the set, see Robert Leath, In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad 1740-1860, pp. 293 and 328. See also David Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II, p. 543.
Lot accompanied by similar examples pictured in Christina H. Nelson, Directly from China: Export Goods for the American Market, 1784-1930.
Provenance: Early 19th century through family descent; Private Collection
anomalies, pinholes, micro abrasions, wear to base