The Cycladic culture in the Greek islands dates back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. The statue is inspired by the countless idols from the early Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). They are schematically depicted human figures.
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.