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An image of Tea service by Höchst An image of Tea service by Höchst

Höchst

(Germany 1750 – 1796)

Title
Tea service
Year
circa 1770
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

tray 3.7 x 30.3 x 26.4 cm; teapot 9.1 x 12.5 x 8.0; cover 3.0 x 4.7 cm diam; height with cover 11.4 cm; milk jug 8.9 x 8.7 x 6.8 cm; sugar bowl 5.3 x 7.0 cm diam; cover 4.0 x 7.8 cm; combined height 8.7 cm; cup 5.0 x 8.5 x 6.9 cm; saucer 2.6 x 12.3 cm diam:

a - tray; 3.7 x 30.3 x 26.4 cm

b - teapot; 9.1 x 12.5 x 8 cm

c - teapot lid; 3 x 4.7 cm

d - milk jug; 8.9 x 8.7 x 6.8 cm

e - sugar bowl; 5.3 x 7 cm

f - sugar bowl lid; 4 x 7.8 cm

g - tea cup; 5 x 8.5 x 6.9 cm

h - saucer; 2.6 x 12.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.136.a-h
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The painted scenes are by two different hands. One painter was responsible for the tray and saucer. These have scenes featuring Flora and Ceres, the goddesses associated with spring and summer. The second painter has produced scenes on the teapot, sugar bowl and cup which have unspecific gods and goddesses without identifying attributes.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 79 (colour illus.). cat.no. 93