Teapot

English (London)
about 1745–49


Dimensions

Overall: 17.8 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm (7 x 7 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1971.780a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White teapot in form of Chinaman. He seated cross-legged on uneven round base, holds snake which coils to form spout. Brimmed hat (probably later) forms cover. Slightly angular twisted handle, flowers at joining. See 1971.781.

Markings

Mark: incised triangle under glaze

Provenance

1971, gift of Jessie and Sigmund Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 28, 1971)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection