Lot: 29295th Tribal Art Auction
Tea service after English model, before 1920
D. R. Congo, Solongo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|H: 9.1 inch (tea pot), ca. 3.1 inch (cups), D: ca. 5.5 inch (saucers), B: 10.6 inch (bowl)||
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
earthenware/ ceramic, eleven-part, dark red coating, with black discoloration, tea and milk pot, sugar bowl, six cups with saucers, two pastry bowls, band decor with incised ornaments, small missing part (one cup), rest. (lid of the teapot)
This work from the colonial period is an example of the incorporation of European moulds into traditional African pottery.