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Wine pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Salting bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1482-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 6 []

The potter who came up with this highly imaginative design for a wine or tea pot modelled both the spout and the handle as lions. A Chinese customer in the 18th century probably would have found the design too unconventional. It would have appealed more to customers in Europe, who would have prized it as a curious item from the Orient.

Physical description

Famille rose wine pot with spout and handle in the form of a lion.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1730-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamel colours

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm

Descriptive line

Wine pot, porcelain painted in enamel colours; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, 1730-1750

Materials

Porcelain; Enamel

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Lions

Categories

Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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