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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Teapot

ca. 1778-ca. 1793 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Teapot and cover of porcelain. Straight-sided body, oval in section, painted with vertical bands of caillouté pattern in gold on a dark blue ground, alternating with narrow bands of leafy garlands. The lid has the same decoration but with radial narrow bands. The scrolled handle, straight spout and pointed finial have gilt filets and details on white ground. Gilt metal chain fitted to gilt metal straps.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tea Pot
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
Porcelain, painted and gilt
Brief description
Teapot and cover, porcelain with gilt decoration on a dark blue ground, (Mark of) Paris, rue Thiroux, about 1778-93.
Physical description
Teapot and cover of porcelain. Straight-sided body, oval in section, painted with vertical bands of caillouté pattern in gold on a dark blue ground, alternating with narrow bands of leafy garlands. The lid has the same decoration but with radial narrow bands. The scrolled handle, straight spout and pointed finial have gilt filets and details on white ground. Gilt metal chain fitted to gilt metal straps.
Dimensions
  • Overall length: 23cm
  • Overall height: 13.3cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Crowned 'A' for Queen Marie Antoinette protector of the factory (Painted in gold overglaze)
Credit line
Given by Eduardo Canel-Zanoni
Object history
All royal residences in France used to have inventory numbers marked on their contents in red and entered in inventories which are still in existence today. The possibility that this teapot belonged to a royal residence might be checked against these inventories.
Other number
EC 40 - Donor's reference
Collection
Accession number
C.19:1, 2-2007

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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