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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)
    Europe (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr P. Cooke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 52b, case 2 []

Physical description

Porcelain teapot of globular six-lobed shape, with short neck and spreading foot similarly lobed, and with straight rising spout and loop handle; shallow domed lid with knob handle. The surface is painted in polychrome enamels with the crest ' A lion passant gardant sable' in black, grey and white enamels with red tongue, flanked by sprays of peony-like flowers at the sides; round the shoulder a band of floral scrollwork in gold and red with pendant lappets. The lid has floral scrollwor in red, gold and black.

The enamel decoration was possibly added in Europe.

Place of Origin

China (made)
Europe (possibly, made)


ca. 1730 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Crest of Sneyd 'A lion passant gardant sable'
The family of Sneyd of Bishton, Staffordshire, was a cadet branch of the Sneyds of Keele Hall, Stafford (cfr. Howard, David Sanctuary Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 225)


Height: 11.1 cm, Width: 14.5 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot, porcelain painted in polychrome enamels with coat of arms, China, Yongzheng reign period, ca. 1730, with decoration possibly added in Europe

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

Howard, David Santuary. Chinese Armorial Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1974, p. 225

Production Note

The enamel decoration was possibly added in Europe





Subjects depicted

Lion; Peonies; Floral scrolls


Porcelain; Ceramics; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking


East Asia Collection

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