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Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    Thuringia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Volkstedt porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss D. B. Simpson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 1

Physical description

Tea caddy of hard-paste porcelain. Of square cannister shape. The raised lip is circular. Decorated with chinoiserie scenes on two sides and with a gilt border along the top of a repeated pattern of strapwork, stars and radiating lines. A small raised circle below the lip is also gilt.

Place of Origin

Thuringia (made)


ca. 1790 (made)


Volkstedt porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

In puce enamel


Height: 11.0 cm, Diameter: 6.7 cm

Descriptive line

Tea caddy, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, Volkstedt porcelain factory, Thuringia, Germany, ca. 1790


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed; Gilt


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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