Text by Britt Crawford • Photography by John O’Hagan
Haviland’s “Laque de Chine Gold’s” modest, yet striking, lacquered body is sure to stand out at a tea table set for many occasions.
While an ornamented teapot can be a stunning serving piece, there are times when the occasion calls for a simple ware that can fit into a variety of themes. For Francophile’s, Haviland’s pistachio-hued “Laque de Chine Gold”—which translates to “Chinese Lacquer Gold”—teapot brings unique flair to afternoon tea. With edges, handle, spout, and final all trimmed in gold, this vibrant accoutrement is the perfect teapot to mix and match with an assemblage of china patterns. This vignette pairs “Laque de Chine Gold” with Jean Boyer’s “BOJ1” and Haviland’s “Schleiger 920” teacups and saucers.