Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Taperstick

Date:
ca. 1700–1710
Culture:
Chinese, for Dutch or English market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.266.3
Not on view
As the European market for Chinese porcelain grew, so, too, did the desire for specifically Western forms. In response, Chinese potters looked to European examples in other materials for inspiration. The stepped square-sectioned shape of this porcelain taperstick, for instance, is derived from European metalwork.
Inscription: Sticker on underside: CHAIT GALLERIES / NEW YORK / K'ang Hsi Period / 1662-1722 A.D.

Marking: Unmarked
[ Chait Galleries , New York, until 1970; sold to MMA ]
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