A torque was a neck ring in the Iron Age. They mainly date from the 5th to the 1st century BC. This torque is conceived as a bracelet. It ends in two loops and consists of two fluted rods that are twisted together. The original finds on which the bracelet is based can be found in the British Museum for example.
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.