Ceramics: Kangxi biscuit teapot
Fiona, member of staff. "I really love this item, I've never seen anything like it elsewhere. The colours are amazing and the detail is really sweet. I can just imagine how much effort and love went into making it since it's such an unusual shape. We don’t know much about it in terms of Mrs Greville's story, she may have picked it up on her travels in Asia or been given it as a present, we're not sure. What we do know is: it is a Kangxi biscuit teapot or wine pot, moulded to resemble bamboo canes and painted with birds and flowers, made in China, about 1700-20."