QIANLONG 1736 – 1795 English Decorated Chinese Porcelain

An Unusual Chinese Soft-Paste Porcelain Teapot, Qianlong Period c.1765 – 1780, the Chinese Style Decoration is English c.1780.


In good condition, however the spout is quite chipped. This soft-paste porcelain teapot has typical crazing line. Some very minor wear.
Length : 20 cm (8 inches)
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Chinese Soft-Paste Porcelain :
Jorg States "Chinese soft-pate porcelain, which is different from European soft-paste, originated about 1700 and became popular in the second quarter of the 18th century as part of the export assortment. Unlike ordinary porcelain, it is not translucent and often has a creamy-white appearance. The glaze is often finely crackled as a result of a difference in cooling between the glaze and the body. The later is made of a white-firing clay, called huashi, `slippery stone`, the use of which is documented in the reports of 1712 and 1722 by the Jesuit Pere d`Entrecolles. As the clay was expensive, soft-paste pieces are usually small and thinly potted. They are also well-painted, as the body is particularly suitable for detailed drawing. Besides this `true` soft-paste, there are pieces with an ordinary porcelain body and a coating of `huashi` clay, which gives the same effect".