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Title

Tea canister and cover

circa 1728

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2010.190.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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  • 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.

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