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Tea Caddy with Chinoiserie Vignettes Tea Caddy, 1763–1780

This is a Tea caddy. It was after François Boucher and Jacques-Gabriel Huquier and manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory. It is dated 1763–1780 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 11.7 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm (4 5/8 × 2 5/8 × 1 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] scepter, painted in underglaze blue (Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin mark) [2] "OK", impressed underglaze [3] "1310' over 'g=1/2-", written in black ink on paper label,

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Tea Caddy with Chinoiserie Vignettes Tea Caddy, 1763–1780; Manufactured by Berlin Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 11.7 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm (4 5/8 × 2 5/8 × 1 7/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-653

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