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An image of Pair of tea bowls and saucers and a sugar bowl and cover by Chantilly porcelain manufactory

Chantilly porcelain manufactory

(France 1730 – circa 1800)

Pair of tea bowls and saucers and a sugar bowl and cover
circa 1730-1735
Media category
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain

Sugar bowl 5.3 x 7.3 cm diam; cover 2.6 x 8.6 cm diam; combined 7.0 x 8.6 cm diam; teabowls (both) 4.6 x 6.3 cm diam; saucers 2.5 x 11.3 cm diam and 2.6 x 11.5 cm diam; combined height (both) 5.2 cm:

a - tea bowl 1; 4.6 x 6.3 cm

b - saucer 1; 2.5 x 11.3 cm

c - tea bowl 2; 4.6 x 6.3 cm

d - saucer 2; 2.6 x 11.5 cm

e - sugar bowl; 5.3 x 7.3 cm

f - cover; 2.6 x 8.6 cm

On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The porcelain body is covered by an opaque white tin glaze. The shapes derive from Japanese porcelain, but the pattern is a rare one which may derive from a non-porcelain prototype. Many examples of oriental design in various media were available in the prince de Condé’s collection. Samples from the collection were illustrated by Jean-Antoine Fraisse in his’ Livre de desseins chinois (Book of Chinese designs)’ published in 1735.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 34, 35 (colour illus.). 39