Teapot with lid

DATE:
18th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
4 1/2 × 6 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (11.43 × 17.15 × 11.43 cm) Teapot: 3 3/4 × 6 3/4 × 4 1/2 in. (9.53 × 17.15 × 11.43 cm) Lid: 1 1/8 × 1 7/8 × 1 7/8 in. (2.86 × 4.76 × 4.76 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.925.A-B

General Description

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.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 201.

Web Resources

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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