- Museum number
Teapot and cover; salt-glazed stoneware; enamelled; globular body with turning round shoulders; short, faceted spout; rounded handle; small, shallow base rim; cover slightly domed and with large knop; pot, cover, knop, spout and handle all with enamel decoration in imitation of Kakiemon porcelain; a tiger snarls up at a flying bird; another sits in a tree with plants etc. below; flowers, plants and birds round other side and also on cover; incised numbers on base.
- Production date
- 1740 (circa)
Diameter: 5.40 centimetres (base)
Height: 13.30 centimetres (incl knop)
- Curator's comments
See letter on file from Helen Espir (10/10/02) querying the dating given in 'Porcelain for Palaces', cat. no. 343, i.e. 1750-60, and my reply to her, largely based on information supplied by Robin Hildyard, V&A, together with his e-mail to me. The dating has now been revised.
Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
A teapot with reeded globular body and tapering octagonal spout; the cover has an acorn-shaped finial. It is enamelled in the Kakiemon style with on one side, two birds and flowering plants growing by a double banded hedge, and on the other, a bird on a bamboo, a pinetree, and rocks by a banded hedge. Under the spout, a black-striped yellow tiger snarls at a bird above its head; both spout and handle are painted with floral motives.
Cf. B. Rackham, 1951, Pl. 51A, who suggests that the decoration was carried out by Dutch enamellers, either in Staffordshire or in Holland.
- On display (G46/dc17)
- Tip of spout chipped; cracks to cover and neck.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number