Although the trade of Chinese porcelain
Het wereldwijd vermaarde Delfts aardewerk is onlosmakelijk verbonden met oosters porselein. Vanaf het begin van de zeventiende eeuw komt deze keramiek
by the VOC (Dutch East India Company) became difficult from around 1650, because of the civil unrests in China, the VOC still managed to maintain trade relations with the southern part of China. They imported wares, such as porcelain, tea and the famous red stoneware teapots. Once again, these Chinese objects formed the inspiration for the red stoneware teapots of Delft.