Description & Technical information

European market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A fine Chinese export porcelain black-ground teapot, cover and stand of bullet form with the lower section of the body and the domed cover modelled as flower blooms, the hexafoil stand and teapot with panels of flowers and landscapes reserved on a black ground with scattered flowers, the neck and the rim of the stand with an iron-red cell border.

This elegant teapot uses the black enamel ground that was popular at that time. The black enamel is painted over an overglaze green enamel, reserved to form scrolling leaves. This resembles the black enamel painted directly onto the biscuit in earlier pieces and which is correctly known as famille noir.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 16 cm (6¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art