A European shape porcelain tea caddy painted in underglaze blue depicting houses and pavillions in a river landscape. This item was made in Jingdezhen (southern China) for export to Europe, circa 1775, during the reign of the Qianlong emperor.
For a similar example please see John Ayers "The Chinese Porcelain Collection of Marie Vergottis", page 76.
Condition: the cover is missing; there is a small chip to the rim with two associated old, light, hairlines which extend about 6 mm down the neck; no further damages and no restoration.
11 cm (4.5 inches) high; 11.3 cm (3.5 inches) wide; 3.7 cm (1.5 inches) deep.