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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:

    C.55&A-1909

  • 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)

Date

1723-1724 (made)

Artist/maker

Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'30'
Impressed

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Figures; Insects

Categories

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

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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