Lot 1302
A Group of Nine English Porcelain Tea Canisters
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
18th century, featuring a Batavia Ware canister from the Leeds factory, hand-painted and transfer, all lacking covers.

3.75 to 4.75 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

One retaining a label from the Nancy Gunston Collection.

Most with small rim nicks; the canister with painted floral decoration has a short spout hairline.