Description & Technical information

European possibly Dutch Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain teapot and cover, decorated in famille rose with  two ships in a harbour, the shoulder with a simple cell border.

This style of decoration was popular among the people involved with the China trade and many variations of this are found.

A possible source for this image is a print from La Galerie Agréable du Monde (Vol I: d' Afrique)  published by P. van der Aa, in Leyden, circa 1725. The print is titled, De Bay ende Stadt Dabul, with a bird’s-eye view of the harbour at Dhabol, a city on the Vashishti river, north of Goa in India, on the Malabar Coast. See image of print, which has been reversed for comparison.

References: Hervouët & Bruneau 1986, p342, No 15.1, a teapot stand with this design.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 19 cm (7¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art