A teapot and cover, Dutch Delft, circa 1700.

Of faceted, baluster form, the teapot is painted in cobalt blue in Chinese ‘Transitional’ style with a rocky landscape.

The short, straight spout has touches of cobalt and the plain loop handle is decorated with a continuous scroll and beads of colour.

The cover with a button knop washed with cobalt, 14cm. Similar to CER0719.

Throughout the early 17th Century the Dutch dominated European trade with the East, importing millions of items of porcelain.

However, in mid century, civil war in China interrupted the production and exportation of Chinese porcelain to the Netherlands, which declined dramatically.

The potters in Delft seized the opportunity to fill the void as they began, with great success to produce earthenwares in imitation of Chinese porcelain.


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