This very rare dated piece was made for a descendant of Alexander Keiler, an 18th century Scot who immigrated to Gotheburg and became one of Sweden's largest shipbuilders. James Keiller was notable for salvaging in 1905-6 porcelain from a 1745 Swedish East Indiaman sunk in the Gothenburg harbor. See D.S. Howard, op. cit., vol. II, p. 704.