Dudson black tea kettle with colourful Chinoiseries, Euterpe pattern, c1875
Dudson black glazed kettle brightly painted in raised enamels with the ‘EUTERPE’ pattern with exotically dressed Chinoiserie figures. Circa 1875
very small rim chip lid repair
A piece with this pattern at Moorabool is marked 'Euterpe'. She was the ancient Greek muse of lyrical poetry, and doesn't logically fit with the Chinoiserie decoration on this piece! The fascinating pattern is inspired by Japanese woodblock prints.