This teapot was originally just blue and white, decorated with flowers and trees. Shortly after it got to England, someone decided it needed something more, and the original decoration was almost completely covered with rich red and gold decoration in the Chinese style.
This may have been done to make the pot match a pre-existing set, or to make an average-looking pot more appealing to consumers, or even to create something that could pass for more expensive Japanese imari style porcelain.
|Year Range from||1710|
|Year Range to||1730|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China, 1710-1730, decorated in London, 1720-1730|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Bequest of W. Groke Mickey|
|On View||Reeves Center, Chinese Export Porcelain Gallery|
|Gallery ID Number||51|