Lot 1165
A Chinese Export Tea Bowl and Saucer from Nanking Cargo
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1750, blue and white tea bowl and saucer with Batavia brown exterior, interiors decorated with bamboo and peony design, Christie's label to base "Nanking Cargo Lot 5240."

Saucer 4.5 in. diameter

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shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics.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

From the "Nanking Cargo" sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 28 April - 2 May, 1986.

Christie's, 1986 Auction.

Excellent condition.