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Title

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

circa 1730-1735


Artist

Chantilly porcelain manufactory

France

1730 - circa 1800


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.


Details


Date

circa 1730-1735


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

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


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.75.a-f


Artist information

Chantilly porcelain manufactory

Works in the collection

1


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 34, 35 (colour illus.). cat.no. 39