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Tea caddy and cover

Tea caddy and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    1723-1724 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs A. Cameron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Tea caddy and cover of hard-paste porcelain. Hexagonal vase shape with flat circular cover, after an oriental model. Each panel is painted with a Höroldt chinoiserie figure and flying insects, the raised dividing ribs gilt. Top of cover with gilt lace ornament.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


1723-1724 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 10 cm

Object history note

Part of a tea and coffee service. (C.52 to 56-1909)

Descriptive line

Tea caddy and cover, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1723-1724

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


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Figures; Insects


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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