Teapot with scenes derived from Olfert Dapper engravingsOn display
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Teapot with scenes derived from Olfert Dapper engravings
Artist/makerafter Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 - 1689) (engraver)
Associated peopleChenghua, Emperor of China (ruled 1465 - 1487) (named on object)
Dateearly 18th century
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions17 x 24 x 15 cm max. (height x width x depth)
depth at base 17 x 24 x 9.8 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 390 on p. 226, pp. 20, & 226, illus. p. 226