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Title

Tea service

circa 1770

Artist

Höchst

Germany

1750 - 1796

  • Details

    Date
    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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.136.a-h
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Höchst

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    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.

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