An English-decorated Chinese teapot and cover, a matching coffee cup and a teabowl, circa 1752-55
Lot 54
An English-decorated Chinese teapot and cover, a matching coffee cup and a teabowl, circa 1752-55
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,214) inc. premium

Lot Details
An English-decorated Chinese teapot and cover, a matching coffee cup and a teabowl, circa 1752-55
The pear-shaped teapot and cover moulded with petal-shaped panels and painted with the 'Grape and Vine' pattern of gilded branches bearing black feathery leaves and red berries, 13.2cm high (damaged), the coffee cup painted with the same pattern, 6.3cm high (chipped with a fine crack, some wear), the teabowl with original underglaze blue decoration overpainted to match the two previous items, 7.6cm diam

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Watney Collection of Chinese Porcelain Decorated in Holland and England, sold in these rooms 7 November 2003, lot 70. Related decoration occurs on Bow porcelain. See Anton Gabszewicz, Bow Porcelain, The Collection of Geoffrey Freeman (1982), figs 19 and 20. See also Gerald Coke, In Search of James Giles (1983), p 181, fig 9a for a later example of the pattern on Worcester porcelain attributed to the Giles workshop. Bow porcelain is known to have been enamelled in Kentish Town by Giles as well as in John Bolton's workshop. Both are likely to have also decorated Chinese porcelain
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