Description & Technical information

Teapot, Cover & Stand   6751

European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain teapot, cover and stand decorated in polychrome with the seamstress design, the teapot of bullet form and the stand of lobed hexagonal form.

The design was popular on Chinese porcelain being used many times. The earlier examples retain the interior setting but some later versions like this have moved the figure into a pastoral setting.
This is derived from a small ornament print by Bernard Picart (1673-1733) published around 1710. Picart was a  Huguenot engraver who moved to Amsterdam and became one of the most important engravers and publishers of his time. Many of his engravings are reproduced on Chinese export porcelain.

Date:   Qianlong period circa 1750
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art