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Catalog Number 2008.4.2ab
Object Name Teapot
Description 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
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
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