Description & Technical information

European Market
Diameter: 81⁄4 inches; 21cm




A Chinese porcelain teacaddy and cover, finely painted in famille rose enamels with panels of peony and finger citron surrounded by borders of cell diaper, Y-diaper and trellis diaper.

This delightful and extremely fine example is at the pinnacle of Yongzheng period enamelling. It was in the collection of William Martin-Hurst, whose collection formed the basis for George Williamson’s seminal work The Book of Famille Rose. Additionally it was in the collection of Leo and Doris Hodroff, which formed the basis of David Howard’s book The Choice of the Private Trader.


Date:  1730
Period:  Yongzheng period
Medium: Chinese porcelain
Provenance: 
Provenance: Leo & Doris Hodroff Collection No 5026; W Martin Hurst Collection, no. 571; Jacob Gieling Collection No 1702.

Literature: References: Williamson 1970, The Book of Famille Rose, plate I, this teacaddy is illustrated.

Exhibitions: Exhibited:  Dorchester Hotel, London, 28 May - 18 June 1931, No 384.