Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)
Overall: 31.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (12 1/2 x 7 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
Hexagonal vase and cover. Each panel painted with Chinese merchants of various occupations, brilliantly painted in various colors. The border band at topand bottom is of brick red ground and has a conventional design in light and dark blue and gold. Gilded edges, band and finial.
By 1925, Alfred E. Hutton [see note 1]. By 1930, Richard C. Paine; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine. (Accession date: April 3, 1930)
 See R. Blunt, ed., "The Cheyne Book of Chelsea China and Pottery," 1925, p. 38, no. 83. At the time of both publications, this object was in Alfred E. Hutton's collection.
Gift of Richard C. Paine