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Teapot - Trumpeter's Service
  • Trumpeter's Service
    Pronk, Cornelius, born 1691 - died 1759
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Trumpeter's Service

  • Object:

    Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pronk, Cornelius, born 1691 - died 1759 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Basil Ionides Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.88&A-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 8 []

Physical description

Teapot of globular form with 'C'-shaped handle and straight, narrow spout; and low domed lid with pointed knob. Painted on either side with two Middle Eastern musicians standing on a grassy ground, one wearing a yellow tunic and blowing a horn, the other in green with a trumpet, with borders of cresting above and below in gold, all these designs being reserved on a deep black ground which covers the rest of the vessel, except for similar gilt borders and scattered lozenge motifs on the lid.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

ca. 1740 (made)

Artist/maker

Pronk, Cornelius, born 1691 - died 1759 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Length: 18.7 cm

Object history note

19 further pieces from this tea-service were in the Ionides sale, Sotheby 2nd July 1963, Lot 145; for others see C.49-1951, C.1437 to 1439-1910.

Descriptive line

Teapot and lid with decoration depicting Middle Eastern musician, this design is known as the 'Trumpeter's Service' and may possibly have been by the Dutch designer Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759); porcelain painted in overglaze enamels and gilt; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, ca. 1740

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kerr, Rose and Luisa E. Mengoni Chinese Export Ceramics London: V&A Publishing, 2011, p.60, pl.78

Production Note

The design may possibly have been by the Dutch designer Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759)

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Lozenges; Cresting; Musicians

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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