Tobacco Leaf Covered Sugar Bowl
· Mottahedeh china
· 27 colors and 22K gold accents
· Based on original in Metropolitan Museum of Art
A rich and colorful pattern with gilded accents makes teatime an elevated social event. 27 colors and 22k gold depicting elegant flora decorates this functional chinoiserie masterpiece. This item will ship from the vendor. 4 ½”H.
“Tobacco leaf” is a Chinese porcelain pattern that became popular in Europe in the late-18th to early-19th century. Porcelain services with this decoration were among the costliest when first exported to the West. This particular collection is based on an antique piece preserved in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.