Chinese Teapot Decorated in London
Chinese teapot painted in London
A Chinese teapot decorated in black pencilling to resemble a print with figures in a classical landscape.
c. 1755-60
H: 5.5" 14 cm

Ref:: Stephen Hanscombe; The  Early James Giles and his Contemporary London Decorators, pl. 151 for a teacanister, probably from the same service.

This style of painting, with very fine lines to resemble a print, is also found on a saucer with a painted version of the print L'Amour, signed T. Hughes fecit. Thomas Hughes was a china painter in London, who died in 1758, so it is very possible that this teapot with its distinctive decoration was painted by him.

Condition: Very good.

Chinese teapot with painted landscape to resemble a print
Chinese teapot with landscape decorated in London