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Tea caddy

Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1735-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Tea caddy of hard-paste porcelain. Rectangular, lower half relief-moulded with gadroons. Painted in underglaze blue with a band of scale ornament with reserves with figures fishing and birds on rocks and leaves. The reliefs treated as panels with flowers and insects. On the shoulder Indian flowers.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1735-1750 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in underglaze blue


In underglaze blue


Height: 10.2 cm

Descriptive line

Tea caddy, hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, about 1735-50.

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

Honey, W. B. Dresden china: an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain. London: A. & C. Black, 1934, Pl. XI (b), p. 71.

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Underglazed


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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