Description & Technical information

European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain teapot and cover with spout and handle modelled as Buddhist lions and the knop as  a chicken, with circular reticulated panels to the sides and painted all over in bright famille rose enamels.

This charming teapot would have appealed to the European market for Oriental curiosities that were all the rage in the mid-eighteenth century.

References: a similar example is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, part of the Salting bequest, No C.1482-1910; Crosby Forbes 1982, No 12, a similar teapot; Williamson 1970, pl XXIV another with a different cover.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1750
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 17 cm (6³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art