Please note that this lot is Samson, not Chinese export porcelain as catalogued and one teabowl was broken during the exhibition.
The revised estimate is now $800 - 1,200.
The inscription on the covering of this painting erroneously notes that the house belongs to William S Whitmore. An inscription on the margin of the painting correctly indicates it was owned by William S. Wetmore, a known American trader in Canton. The inscription includes the date, 1842. For further information, please contact the Chinese Works of Art department.
The teabowl initialled W is made for the Williams family, Deerfield, Massachusetts, and pieces from this service are in the collection of Historic Deerfield. Sotheby's would like to thank Amanda Lange for this information.
This lot is probably later decorated.
Please note this lot includes a small plate with the arms of Hay, not a saucer.
Please note that one large saucer was broken during the exhibition.