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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Tea Canister

ca. 1750-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tea canister of lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze oxide decoration. Moulded in relief. Rectangular with bevelled angles, a flat top and cylindrical neck. The two broader sides are moulded with Chinese figures. The narrow sides and the angles are decorated with vines bearing grapes and foliage. Fitted with a metal cover.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tea Caddy
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze oxide decoration and moulded
Brief Description
Tea canister, lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze oxide decoration, Staffordshire, ca. 1750-1760.
Physical Description
Tea canister of lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze oxide decoration. Moulded in relief. Rectangular with bevelled angles, a flat top and cylindrical neck. The two broader sides are moulded with Chinese figures. The narrow sides and the angles are decorated with vines bearing grapes and foliage. Fitted with a metal cover.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.1cm
  • Width: 9.2cm
Gallery Label
Tea cannister Made in Staffordshire, about 1750-60 Lead-glazed earthenware with underglaze oxide decoration C.30-1913(23/05/2008)
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.30-1913

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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