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Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the Dutch market

Made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China, Asia

Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

c. 1710-1720

Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

11 5/8 x 8 7/16 inches (29.5 x 21.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 390a, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Purchased with the Fiske Kimball Fund, 2008

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Early in the Dutch East India Company’s trade with China, the company ordered porcelains that, first in their shape and then somewhat later in their decoration, catered specifically to a European clientele. This octagonal coffeepot represents one of the earliest examples of the practice, its form and decoration based on European models.

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