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,", twist form handles and organic finial, 6-7/8 x 8-1/2 in.
Provenance: Charles Izard Manigault, Charleston, South Carolina; by descent in family
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.
anomalies, pinholes, firing cracks to interior, some scratching and loss to enamel, wear to base
Charles Izard Manigault, Charleston, South Carolina; by descent in family