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Coffee Pot

Location

CHINA

Era

Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Title

Coffee Pot

Date

About 1710

Materials

Porcelain, painted decoration in underglaze blue, silver

Dimensions

32.3 x 21.5 x 15.7 cm

Credits

Gift of Joan McQueen Lindsay in memory of her mother, Johanna McQueen, inv. 2019.64

Collection

Decorative Arts and Design

By the end of the seventeenth century, coffee drinking was a craze in Europe that generated an escalating demand for porcelain coffee sets. This interesting object, featuring scenes from the European myth of the abduction of Europa, as well as traditional Chinese decorative motifs, speaks volumes on the extent of globalization and transcultural exchanges between China and the West in the eighteenth century.

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