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Pair of tea bowls and saucers and a sugar bowl and cover

circa 1730-1735


Chantilly porcelain manufactory


1730 – circa 1800

  • Details

    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
    South Building, ground level, Grand Courts
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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication