Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief)


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Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief)


LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Ceramic teapots—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Relief (Decorative arts)—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Buteux, Charles—Pictorial works

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | teapots | gilding-technique | porcelain painting (image-making) | relief (sculpture techniques) | floral patterns | flower (motif)


35mm color slide of a white teapot (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The body of the teapot is adorned with blue painted flowers and white flowers in relief. Dawson describes this décor as “molded in relief with prunus” and notes that the prunus decoration “is based on Chinese eighteenth-century porcelain from Fukein province” (Dawson 1994, 85). The handle and top are gilded. The teapot has a painter’s mark for Charles Buteux, known as Buteux père or aîné (the elder) (1719–82, active 1756–82), a painter and gilder, whose mark was an anchor. He specialized in trophies and attributes (Savill 1988, 3:1007–1009; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 154 no. 200, 173n200; Tardy 1981, 530). The number 23 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more details on Buteux and painters’ marks in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1758 (date of object)
20th century (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

Spatial Coverage


Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

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Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed January 30, 2023, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2928.