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Teapot (b)

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Teapot (b)
Teapot, east London, England, c. 1747. Bow soft-paste phosphatic porcelain of the New Canton period. Height 28.5 cm. (Taylor collection). Photo courtesy of Bonhams. Decorated in enamels and comprising 27% ball clay, 38% bone ash, 2% lead glass, 4% lime-alkali glass, 29% crushed silica (wt% hydrous). Decoratively this pot shows linkages in palette and style of painting to Bow first patent porcelains (Ramsay et al., 2003). This sophisticated pot demonstrates the very best in te early Bow phosphatic output in relation to the quality of the porcelain, potting, and enamelling ? see Daniels (2003) and Ramsay and Ramsay (2007b).
Posted on January 26, 2013



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