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Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    Nottingham (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1768 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 1, shelf 5

Physical description

Tea caddy of earthenware with decoration inlaid with white slip and covered with a transparent yellow glaze. Almost cubical. In the top, abutting on one of the short sides, is a small square holde modelled with a rabbit for a sliding lide (missing). On one side are the initials "M.W." and the date 1768, in whtie slip; on the other three sides are simple sprays. On the top is a pyramid-shaped design made up of short crescent-shaped streaks,.which are also used in pairs for two of the borders.

Place of Origin

Nottingham (probably, made)


1768 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration


Height: 9.8 cm taken from Register

Descriptive line

Tea caddy, lead-glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration. English, probably made in Nottingham, dated 1768.

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

Rackham, Bernard, The Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain, 1934, p. 26, no. 154

Labels and date

Tea caddy
Probably made in Nottingham, about 1768
Lead-glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration

C.771-1936 [23/05/2008]


Earthenware; Lead glaze


Glazed; Inlaid


Ceramics; Slipware; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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