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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Teapot and Cover

ca. 1770-ca. 1775 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This piece and companion are painted in trompe l'oeil style imitating wood (the graining imitates deal). Tray and teapot would have been part of a 'solitaire'; a tea service meant for one person composed of a tray, teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. Complete sets are rare.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels
Brief Description
Teapot and cover, tin-glazed earthenware, painted with trompe l'oeil wooden graining to which has been pinned prints with landscapes in pink enamel, Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, about 1770-1775
Physical Description
Teapot and cover, tin-glazed earthenware, painted with trompe l'oeil wooden graining (in imitation of deal) to which has been pinned prints with landscapes and ruins painted in pink enamel.
Marks and Inscriptions
'J. Deutsch' (landscape painting signed)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Stuart G. Davis
Object history
Acquisition type: Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
This piece and companion are painted in trompe l'oeil style imitating wood (the graining imitates deal). Tray and teapot would have been part of a 'solitaire'; a tea service meant for one person composed of a tray, teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. Complete sets are rare.
Collection
Accession Number
C.251&A-1951

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record createdJune 7, 2004
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