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Catalog Number R1989.5.7ab
Object Name Teapot
Description Teapot of inverted pear shape with vertical molding, barbed spout, shaped handle, and molded knop on a domed cover; decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with scenes on opposite sides depicting Chinese figures on a terrace, diapered panels, scrollwork, and vignettes of birds and instects framing the spout and handle.

Copying a simpler but more elegant Meissen form and often decorated with European-style filigree panes and elaborate scrollwork, the pear-shaped teapot enjoyed limited success in the export trade. It was replaced in the 1780s by the more popular drum-shaped form.
Year Range from 1765
Year Range to 1775
Material Hard Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
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