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Tea canister with cover

Tea canister with cover

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china painted with enamels and gilded, and silver mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Irene Babington Jones

  • Museum number:

    C.36&A-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 16, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Tea canister with a cover of bone china painted with enamels and gilded. Of rectangular form with slightly bombé sides and resting on four gilt bun feet. The cover, with silver mounts and lock plate, has concave curving slopes rising to a central panel decorated with flowers. The sides are painted with smaller flowers reserved within gilt rococo scrolled panels on a green ground with blue caillouté marbling. The interior of the cover is painted with flowers on a white ground. The base is plain, with a porcelain division separating it into two compartments.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bone china painted with enamels and gilded, and silver mounts

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Length: 18.9 cm

Descriptive line

Tea canister with a cover of bone china painted with enamels and gilded, probably made in Staffordshire, ca. 1830

Materials

Bone china; Silver

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Bombe; Bun; Lock

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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