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2011493
2011493

Blue and White wares since 1722 - Page 1

 

Object 2011493

 

Tea caddy

China

1720-1740

 

Height including cover 100 mm (3.94 inch), height excluding cover 93 mm (3.66 inch), dimensions 78 mm (3.07 inch) x 46 mm (1.81 inch), weight including cover 204 grams (7.20 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 16 grams (0.56 ounce (oz.))

Tea caddy of rectangular form with canted corners on a flat unglazed base. On the flat top an unglazed cylindrical mouth with a lid fitting cover (original). Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering plants on each facet of the body and shoulder. On the cover flower sprays and on top a single flowering stem. 

 

The inside of the cover was used to as a unit of measurement to determine the amount of tea needed.

Condition: Various glaze rough spots to the edges, due to use. A firing flaw to the inside of the cover. Two shallow glaze chips to the shoulder and one to the mouthrim.

 

Price: reduced from € 499 - $ 560 - £ 435 now with 50% discount to € 249 - $ 281 - £ 222 

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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