Chinese Teapot Decorated in London
Chinese teapot decorated in black pencilling to resemble a print with
figures in a classical landscape.
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.