BÖTTGER TEABOWL AND SAUCER

Code: C1000


POA

DECORATED WITH INUIT AND NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

Circa 1722-23

Hard paste porcelain

Height of  bowl: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.)

Diameter of saucer: 5 in. (12.7 cm.)

This extremely rare Böttger teabowl and saucer represents the earliest known painted scenes of North America's indigenous people on porcelain. It forms part of a tea service, of which a few other pieces are known, which may be entirely decorated with the same subject-matter. It reveals much about the fascination with distant lands and culture that was so prevalent in eighteenth century Europe.

 

BÖTTGER TEABOWL AND SAUCER