A Chinese famille rose coffee pot. Yongzheng
Of pear shape with long curving spout and hight curved handle, the body and cover with applied moulded lotus stems and leaves, and painted with cockerels among peonies in riche famille rose enamels.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735) / Qianlong (1736-1795), ca. 1730/40
- 4.52 in. (11.5 cm)
- Reference :
For an identical piece (accidentally describe as milk jug), but decorated with carps, see D. Howard, The choice of the Private Trader, 1994, p. 184.
For up to a decade from 1730 to 1740, some teapots, cups and saucers, and few coffee pots as the present example, were decorated with applied stems and flowers – often forming loops under the base.