Imperial Seal Tea Set
Size: Teapot H11cm (H16cm including handle) x 14.5cm x 10.5cm, cup H4cm x Dia 6.5cm, tray H2.5cm x 30cm x 25cm
Decorating this service, which comprises teapot, tray and 4 bone china teacups, is calligraphy from a pair of stupendous solid jade imperial seals, proclaiming ‘His Majesty at Seventy’ and ‘His Majesty at Eighty’. Quietly elegant, the satin-finished pewter teapot is further enhanced by a graceful brass handle in similarly lustrous finish. The tray’s sculpted handles replicate the stylised leaf motif on the seals’ elaborately worked sandalwood case.
Based on a pair of jade imperial seals of the Qianlong Emperor; Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
About the collection
A collaborative project with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum to reimagine its priceless collection of Chinese artworks and artefacts as objects for a contemporary lifestyle. Each piece carries the Museum’s logotype.