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Chinese Export Teapot and Cover

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Dates Circa 1760
Origin China
Description A Chinese Export teapot and cover with an embossed floral pattern bianco-sopra-bianco (white on white). Painted with two shaped and gilded cartouches of Chinese figures in conversation within an oriental scene of buildings and landscape, the cover with a continuous scene of the same decoration, probably at the workshop of James Giles circa 1755-65

For similar decoration please see:

The Early James Giles and his Contemporary London Decorators - Stephen Hanscombe June 2008
Condition Cover with two chips restored to rim and two chips to inner flange, gilding rubbed – sprung handle and spout restored