Lot 1170
Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot for the American Market
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid 19th century, globular body with flat shoulder and raised on a tall foot, with high dome lid, decorated with floral motif and gilt highlights, featuring a fine rendition of the American eagle based on the Great Seal of the United States.

9 x 11 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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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.

Some gilt loss; overall good age appropriate condition.