An image of Pair of tea bowls and saucers and a sugar bowl and cover

Chantilly porcelain manufactory

(France 1730 – circa 1800)

Pair of tea bowls and saucers and a sugar bowl and cover

Location
Not on display
Further information

The porcelain body is covered by an opaque white tin glaze. The shapes derive from Japanese porcelain, but the pattern is a rare one which may derive from a non-porcelain prototype. Many examples of oriental design in various media were available in the prince de Condé’s collection. Samples from the collection were illustrated by Jean-Antoine Fraisse in his’ Livre de desseins chinois (Book of Chinese designs)’ published in 1735.

Year
circa 1730-1735
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
Sugar bowl 5.3 x 7.3 cm diam; cover 2.6 x 8.6 cm diam; combined 7.0 x 8.6 cm diam; teabowls (both) 4.6 x 6.3 cm diam; saucers 2.5 x 11.3 cm diam and 2.6 x 11.5 cm diam; combined height (both) 5.2 cm :
a - tea bowl 1; 4.6 x 6.3 cm
b - saucer 1; 2.5 x 11.3 cm
c - tea bowl 2; 4.6 x 6.3 cm
d - saucer 2; 2.6 x 11.5 cm
e - sugar bowl; 5.3 x 7.3 cm
f - cover; 2.6 x 8.6 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.75.a-f