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|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|