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Tea canister

Tea canister

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1710 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Unglazed red stoneware with moulded relief decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Kathleen Rashleigh

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 5

Physical description

Baluster-shaped tea canister of hexagonal section, each alternate face being decorated with the same spray of flowers and leaves having a bird perched on it, in relief. Flat shoulder and short cylindrical neck. Unglazed red stoneware, made in a three-part mould, the mould-marks being visible.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1710 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Unglazed red stoneware with moulded relief decoration


Height: 8.3 cm

Descriptive line

Tea canister, unglazed red stoneware with moulded relief decoration, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1710.

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

Hou Seng, Chan eds. Taste and Essence: Historical Tea Pieces from the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Artron Art Group: Beijing, 2013. ISBN 9789996502019.
p. 82




Moulded; Relief

Subjects depicted

Birds; Floral patterns


Ceramics; Stoneware


Ceramics Collection

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