Ceramics and wood pull rolling horse made after a Roman example found in a childrens tomb in Treviso, Italy. The Roman pull rolling horse is dated at the end of the 2nd or in the 3rd century AD. The original item is found in the Museo Archeologico Eno Bellis.
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.