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Rectangular Tea Caddy with Harbor Scenes Tea Caddy

This is a tea caddy. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 12.8 × 8.4 × 5.2 cm (5 1/16 × 3 5/16 × 2 1/16 in.) H x W x D (a: caddy): 10.3 × 8.4 × 5.2 cm (4 1/16 × 3 5/16 × 2 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 3.8 × 3.1 cm (1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside (unglazed): [1] "R.", painted in gold [2] "65527" above "P x C" (?), painted in gold (very faint, the "6" crossed out?) [3] "OX" (?), impressed in corner (possibly other incised numbers or letters present but very faint) [4] "K" (?), painted in blue (?) Underside of cover: [1] "R.", painted in gold

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Rectangular Tea Caddy with Harbor Scenes Tea Caddy; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 12.8 × 8.4 × 5.2 cm (5 1/16 × 3 5/16 × 2 1/16 in.) H x W x D (a: caddy): 10.3 × 8.4 × 5.2 cm (4 1/16 × 3 5/16 × 2 1/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 3.8 × 3.1 cm (1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.); Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt; 1931-40-40-a,b

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