YONGZHENG 1723 – 1735 Dutch Decorated Chinese Porcelain

A Dutch Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot and Cover Yongzheng c.1730. The Dutch Decoration is Almost Contemporaneous. The Teapot has Moulded Prunus in Low Relief and is Painted in a Deep Cobalt Blue with a Flowering Prunus Tree. The Dutch Decoration Adapts the Chinese Decoration Adding a Wicker Basket and High Handle.

Very good, a minute chip to the end of the spout. The gilding to the finial is worn.
Length : 18 cm (7 inches)
Geoffrey Waters, Kings Road London, 19th December 1996. The Helen Espir Collection of European Decorated Chinese Export Porcelain : "a member of the Oriental Ceramic Society and collector, with her husband. Having made a typical collection of Song and provincial Ming blue and white, they decided to concentrate on what used to be called `clobbered` porcelain. She is the author of the standard work on the subject, European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain,2005, the first to examine the work of European decorators on Chinese porcelain throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, focusing on enamellers in Holland, Germany and England. She has learned Chinese." From Provenance ; Collectors, Dealers & Scholars : Chinese Ceramics in Britain & America (Roy Davids, Dominic Jellinek, Privately Printed, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570148-0-0).
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