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Coffee-pot and lid

Coffee-pot and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded porcelain with overglaze enamel painting

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by W. H. Cope, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Coffee-pot and lid, of porcelain, one of a pair, painted in overglaze polychrome enamels. The coffee-pot is supported by a male lion with one hind foot on a pierced globe, the lion having moveable ears. On each side is a panel painted with a mythical beast (qilin). The body of the coffee-pot is six-sided and decorated with panels and floral sprays on a black ground. The spout springs from a monster's head and the lid has a knob in the form of a lion. The whole rests on a pedestal moulded in the form of a table covered with a cloth.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1662-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Moulded porcelain with overglaze enamel painting


Height: 22.9 cm, Width: 10.5 cm

Descriptive line

Coffee-pot and lid, porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

from label




Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Table; Qilin; Flowers; Lion


Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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