Coffeepot

DATE:
c. 1790
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Porcelain, enamel, gilt
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 8 1/4 x 6 x 5 1/8 in. (20.95 x 15.24 x 13.018 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.928.A-B

General Description

Porcelain coffeepots, like their counterparts for tea, were imported into Europe from China in large quantities. Based on a European (probably English) "lighthouse" form, this coffeepot reflects the Imari-style color combination.

Adapted from

  • Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 114.

  • Label text, Reves Galleries, Porcelain Gallery

Web Resources

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Read more about Chinese Export Porcelain