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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    A CHINESE EXPORT METAL-MOUNTED PUNCH POT AND COVER

    DATED 1744

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    A CHINESE EXPORT METAL-MOUNTED PUNCH POT AND COVER
    DATED 1744
    The porcelain decorated in brown enamels and gilt with open fans showing scenes of fruiting pomegranate and chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, with a wood-shaped handle and link chain attaching cover to body, the metal spout inscribed to the underside 'This pot brought home by Mr Arthr Lusk in Ye memorable voyage round the world in Ye ship Centurion comd by Ye late Lord Anson 1744'
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high


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    Arthur Lusk (1714-1808) was a captain in the Royal Navy, and his tombstone reads 'To the memory of Captain Arthur Lusk who circumnavigated the globe with Lord Anson'. According to the inscription on this teapot, Lusk sailed aboard the Centurion, the flagship of Lord Anson's famous circumnavigation, 1740-44. From 1740 Britain was at war with the Spanish over the Austrian Succession, and that year Anson set sail with eight ships on a mission to capture or disrupt Spain's Pacific possessions. In 1744 he returned to England by way of China, thus completing a circumnavigation of the globe, and not doubt acquiring along the way numerous items such as Captain Lusk's teapot.

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    Provenance

    Captain Arthur Lusk (d.1808).