An unusual Chinese “Pseudo-Tobacco leaf” teapot and cover. Qianlong period
Of shouldered form with squared, bamboo-molded handle and spout, each side enameled with parrots on flowering branches.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), circa 1780
- 5.51 in. (14 cm)
- Reference :
This pattern is unusual and is not repertoried in the book of Pierre L. Debby, Tobacco leaf and Pseudo, A Tentative inventory, La Société des Amis du Musée national de Céramique Sèvres, 2013 but a very similar pattern, also with parrots is repertoried as the model B13 (pp. 186-189).
The form of the teapot, with bamboo-molded handle and spout is well known on “Tobacco Leaf” and “Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf” patterns.