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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tea Caddy and Cover

ca. 1785-ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Tea caddy and cover, soft-paste porcelain, ovoid body with short neck and domed cover. Painted in red, pink, green, turquoise, yellow and brown with a Chinese woman drinking tea at a table, a boy, a bird on a tree and butterflies. On the cover, a Chinese boy. Red arch borders.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tea Caddy
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain painted in overglaze enamels
Brief description
Tea caddy and cover, soft-paste porcelain, painted in overglaze enamels, made by Lowestoft porcelain factory, England, ca. 1785-1790
Physical description
Tea caddy and cover, soft-paste porcelain, ovoid body with short neck and domed cover. Painted in red, pink, green, turquoise, yellow and brown with a Chinese woman drinking tea at a table, a boy, a bird on a tree and butterflies. On the cover, a Chinese boy. Red arch borders.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.4cm
  • Diameter: 7cm
Style
Credit line
Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.
Production
Date given by John Howell 1981
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.211&A-1924

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Record createdApril 21, 2009
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