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An image of Tea canister and cover by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Tea canister and cover
Year
1776
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

canister 6.7 x 7.3 x 5.1 cm; cover 1.4 x 3.0 cm diam; combined height 7.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.188.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The pale blue ground is a later variant of the turquoise blue ground colour (normally described in factory documents as ‘bleu céleste’) introduced in 1753. The piece bears on the base the red inventory number of the J Pierpont Morgan collection.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 105 (colour illus.). cat.no. 142