Ewer, anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1740

Ewer, anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1740

painting, h 18cm × w 13.9cm × d 10.9cm More details

A Paris craftsman transformed this Chinese vase into a ewer. It is an example of European chinoiserie, in which an oriental object acquires a new character through the addition of Western elements. The greyglazed porcelain gives the impression of having tiny cracks all over it. This type of porcelain – called ‘crazed’ or ‘crackle glazed’ – was greatly admired in Paris in the mid-18th century.

On display in room 1.4

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