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Tea canister

Tea canister

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.633-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 4, shelf 2

Physical description

Tea canister of soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, with enamels and gilded. Egg-shaped body, fluted, with a spreading foot and narrow neck. Painted with a chrysanthemum reserved on a gilt-diapered dark blue ground alternating with growing plants and wheat sheaves.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Worcester porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Fretted square
In underglaze blue

A crescent
In red

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm, Diameter: 8.3 cm

Descriptive line

Tea canister of soft-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue, with enamels and gilded, Worcester porcelain factory, Worcester, ca. 1770.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Diaper; Fluted; Chrysanthemum; Wheat; Plants

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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