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Tea canister

  • Place of origin:

    Leeds (made)

  • Date:

    1770-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Mrs Maude Louise Allen)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 10, shelf 5

Physical description

Tea canister of lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels. Cylindrical with a sloping shoulder and short cylindrical neck. Oval panel painted with figures in a garden in red bordered with a green wreath picked out in black and red roses. Swags of green foliage hanging from black rings and sprays of roses and leaves in red and green. No cover.

Place of Origin

Leeds (made)


1770-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels


Height: 9.8 cm, Diameter: 6.9 cm

Descriptive line

Tea canister of lead-glazed earthenware painted with enamels, made in Leeds, 1770-1800.

Labels and date

Tea canister
Made in Leeds, 1770-1800
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.202-1922 Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maud Louise Allen) [23/05/2008]

Production Note

The enamelled decoration is similar to that found on Italian creamware, and the piece is perhaps Italian? (HY August 2004).


Lead glaze; Earthenware



Subjects depicted

Figures; Wreath; Roses; Garden; Swags; Leaves; Foliage


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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