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Oil painting - Tea Service on a Tray

Tea Service on a Tray

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lionel A. Crichton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries, case NORTH WALL

Physical description

Oil on canvas depicting a full tea service on a tray by the light of two candlesticks.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


ca. 1770 (painted)



Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas


Height: 25.625 in estimate, Width: 39.875 in estimate, Height: 83 cm Frame, Width: 119 cm Frame, Depth: 10 cm Frame

Object history note

Bequeathed by Lionel A. Crichton, 1939

Descriptive line

Anonymous oil painting, 'Tea Service on a Tray'. British School, ca. 1770.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The following is an excerpt from a chapter entitled 'Still Life in Bond Street' by Tessa Murdoch, in a publication entitled 'This Blessed Plot, This Earth: English Pottery Studies in Honour of Jonathon Thorne', edited by Amanda Dunsmore:

"In 1939, the Victoria & Albert Museum acquired six still life paintings from the bequest of the well-known Bond Street silver dealer Lionel A. Critchon. The paintings had been brought to the museum's attention in the early 1920s as of 'considerable interest' in showing silver use".

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950
Taste and Essence, Macau : Museu de Arte, 2013. ISBN: 9789996502040.



Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Tea services; Still life


Paintings; Silver


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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