Collection Number: 129
Materials and Techniques: Encaustic painted caneware
The internationally acclaimed English pottery factory, Wedgwood, was founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759 and went on to produce a variety of innovative and experimental designs. This caneware bamboo form teapot is painted with encaustic enamel decoration. Caneware was the factory name for the buff coloured stoneware developed by the Wedgwood Factory in the eighteenth century. The pale colour suited this new form of bamboo design, which appealed to clients due to the continuing taste for exotic decoration on teawares. Similar shapes were produced in China during the Kangxi period (see CCN 255) and these undoubtedly provided inspiration for Wedgwood’s design. This teapot was at one time part of both the Born and Kadison Collections and was featured in the 1980 Jubilee exhibition organised by the Buten Museum and held at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia.
FAMILLE ROSE TEAPOT
Collection Number: 72
Date : Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735
Dimensions: H:13cm W:18cm D:12cm
Materials and Techniques: Porcelain, overglaze enamels
Famille Rose is the name given to Chinese export wares decorated with rose-colored enamels usually in a light and free style of painting. The term was coined by French art historian Albert Jacquemart (1808-1875) towards the end of the nineteenth century in his seminal book “L’Histoire de la Céramique”. This teapot is a particularly finely painted example in overlgaze pink, with bright yellows, purples, browns, greens, and blues. Famille rose pieces created during the Yongzheng period are of the highest quality. During this period large quantities of these wares were exported to Europe where there was an ever growing demand for Chinese and Japanese porcelain. This hexagonal teapot has a c-loop handle with a short curving spout and a domed pierced lid. Each side has a moulded and pierced panel depicting flowering branches with a flower pattern that has an almost honeycomb effect.
- Collection Number: 72
- Maker: N/A
- Material: Porcelain
- Place: China
- Period: 1700-1800
- Date: 1723-1735