This page lists a range of the Company's newly acquired porcelain (or 'china ware'), including blue and white 'custard cups', painted chocolate cups 'with handles crack'd', and large painted porcelain lions on stands.
About the India Office Trading Documents
The East India Company and its trading activities provide a fascinating backdrop for many accounts of shipwrecks and smuggling. This selection of documents from the British Library's India Office gives a flavour of the great range of ephemeral texts involved in the many aspects of international trade. In particular we can see how goods from India and China became an integral part of British culture, and sense the stranglehold on commerce that the monopolistic East India Company strove to maintain.