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Title

Tea canister and cover

circa 1728


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

The shape is unusual, most Meissen tea canisters of this period being of a simpler hexagonal form. The man holding up an incense burner on two poles is taken from a print by JG Höroldt dated 1726. The other figures, including a man holding a bowl of tea, are presumably also based on Höroldt designs. The accompanying sprigs of foliage imitate the limited palette and stylised form found on Japanese Kakiemon porcelain.


Details


Date

circa 1728


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

11.4 x 8.7 cm diam :

a - canister; 10.2 x 8.7 cm

b - lid; 2 x 4.5 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.190.a-b


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 16 (colour illus.). cat.no. 4