Description & Technical information

Dutch Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

Price:  £2,800

A Chinese export porcelain teapot and cover, decorated in Meissen-style with a famille rose panel of a harbour scene and two figures, one kneeling and the other wearing a crown.

This is a scene of Peter the Great studying Dutch shipbuilding in Zaandam in 1697, which is also known on some Chinese export plates. The Tsar went incognito as Pyotr Mikhailov and stayed in the humble house of Gerrit Kist, who had worked as a smith in the Moscow shipyards. Peter also worked at the  VOC shipyards in Amsterdam.

Many similar scenes are described as showing Peter the Great - however the standing man should have a crown and at least one attendant should be kneeling for this to be credible. In any case no precise print source has been found for this subject.

References: Hervouët & Bruneau 1986, No 15.55, a  saucer with this design.


This item is currently located in the USA and may be subject to additional shipping and import charges if shipped outside the USA. However, this also means it is NOT subject to any tariffs on Chinese-made goods entering the USA.

Date:  circa 1770
Period:  Qianlong period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 19 cm (7¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art