A fine Chinese export porcelain drum teapot with a double strap handle, bearing a rare, and possibly unique, version of the image of Hope leaning upon her anchor, here, watching a departing American ship, flying two American flags, all under the wistful gilded inscription, “He is gone” rendered over head. The image appears front and back, the cover and shoulder each with simple overglaze blue and gilt wave border. Most likely a special order tea service as we’ve only seen one other example of this scene on a tea bowl and saucer. 6″ tall x 10″ wide. Good condition with only gilding refreshed. Circa 1800-1810.