Teapot in the Form of a Bird's Head with lid
- 18th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 6 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 3 3/8 in. (17.46 × 16.51 × 8.57 cm) Teapot: 5 1/8 × 6 1/2 × 3 3/8 in. (13.02 × 16.51 × 8.57 cm) Lid: 2 3/8 × 2 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (6.03 × 7.3 × 7.3 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- OBJECT NUMBER:
Introduced into Europe during the 17th century, tea drinking was a popular custom by the middle of the 18th century. Tea, spices, silks, and porcelain made up most of the cargoes of the sailing ships of the Dutch, English, Danish, Swedish, and Portugese East India Companies. Wealthy Europeans demanded more varied and colorful tea wares than the familiar blue and white Canton. The Reves Collection has a group of unusual teapots which indicate how China responded to this increasingly sophisticated taste.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 201.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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