A very fine Chinese export porcelain famille rose armorial teapot made for the English market bearing the Arms of Perceval within a central roundel on one side and a lush peony blossom on the reverse, as well as some rather spectacularly hand-painted diapering. This teapot belong to one of seven services ordered by the Perceval family.  Sir John Perceval, 5th Baronet, MP for Cork and for Harwich was created an English peer as Viscount Perceval in 1723. In 1732 he was appointed the First President of the State of Georgia and in 1734 he was raised to the Earldom of Egmont. When he was raised to the earldom his eldest and only son, also John, took the courtesy title of viscount and it is most likely then that this tea service was ordered.  Measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and in good condition with only some glaze loss to the handle. Circa 1734. Illustrated and fully discussed in Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, page 174.