1700 – 1735
Fritting and chips around the rim of the base, losses to gilding.
23.5 cm high
24.0 cm wide
This started life as a Chinese blue and white censer or bulb pot of the Kangxi period, circa 1700, decorated with ‘Precious Objects’ and a figure in a riverscape. After it had been imported to Holland the over-glaze polychrome enamels and gilding were added around 1720 in a Dutch enamelling studio. It then travelled to Vienna where a lid was made to match in around 1735 at the porcelain factory of Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier to turn it into a tureen. The artichoke finial and soft blue of the cover is typical of Du Paquier. The Viennese painter was probably not aware that the over-glaze enamels had been added in Holland and were not Chinese.
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