An Yixing stoneware tea canister and cover, Early Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams. 

Of tapering hexagonal form supported on six short bracket feet, each of the tall vertical panels decorated with raised and impressed designs of branches of luxuriant prunus reserved against a diaper ground, the shoulder impressed with a keyfret collar, the slightly domed upper surface of the cover impressed with prunus, the stoneware of a dark purplish-brown. 17.8cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€1,900 - 2,900)

For a closely related, but larger tea canister and cover, see K.S.Lo, The Stonewares of Yixing from the Ming Period to the Present Day, Hong Kong, 1986, p. 242, plate 172, where it is described as being a tea canister made for export.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST - http://www.bonhams.com