Date: ca. 1700–1710
Culture: Chinese, for Dutch or English market
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line: Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1970
Accession Number: 1970.266.3
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.