China and Crockery: Personification Pair


Personifications are an extremely sought-after genre of antique prints whereby 

tradespeople were satirically composed of objects related to their profession. After being fortunate enough to bring some of these rare early 1800s engravings into our own collection -we're excited to offer our China and Crockery as hand framed reprints. These prints would be perfect for anyone who enjoys cooking, entertaining, dining, food, interiors or ceramics and pottery.

The china print is represented by a gentleman made up of plates, jugs, vases and dishes. He stands against a Chinese landscape smoking a pipe, with a bowl for a hat and a teapot for a hand.

Similarly, the crockery lady is fashioned from plates, jugs, ewers, plates and sauce boats. The background against which she stands depicts smoking kiln furnaces symbolising the historical production of these wares. 

Our prints have been kept true-to-size in keeping with the original antiques and are available as singles or pairs, hand framed in pale blue bevelled wood mouldings. They would be beautiful lent on a kitchen shelf, but could work really well in other areas of the home.

All our reprint collections are limited in number, hand framed, glazed with Artglass -  and originate from antiques we've specially sourced for our antique collection. 

    Frame Features

    • Reprint, hand framed by specialist British framers.
    • External frame size: 24 x 28cm
    • Ready to hang.
    • Conservation, acid-free mounting board - to provide protection to your artwork.
    • Printed on a specialist 290 gsm fine art paper, Hahnemühle Hemp -  Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents.
    • Glazed with premium anti-reflective Artglass that's used by the finest galleries and museums around the world.