The Cycladic culture in the Greek islands dates back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. The statuette of a harp player from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, found on the island of Keros, was the inspiration for this statue. It dates from 2800 to 2300 BC
The first records of tea imported into Europe from the Far East date to the second half of the 16th century. When the consumption of exotic drinks became widespread, a clear relationship arose with adapted containers, such as porcelain. The decorations were created in an interaction between the demand in the area of consumption and the producers in Asia. In this way, consumers ultimately formed their own ‘fictional’ image of Chinese culture. This product shows such a hybrid image of ‘Chinese’ representations.