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Tea Service, Tête-à-Tête Tea Service with Leather Box, ca. 1780

This is a tea service. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; leather, suede, silk. It is a part of the department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (teapot, overall: 1938-57-764-a,b): 9 × 12.8 × 7.7 cm (3 9/16 × 5 1/16 × 3 1/16 in.) H x W x D (creamer: 1938-57-765): 8.4 × 8.5 × 6.5 cm (3 5/16 × 3 3/8 × 2 9/16 in.) H x diam. (sugar bowl, overall: 1938-57-766-a,b): 10 × 8.3 cm (3 15/16 × 3 1/4 in.) H x W x D (cup: 1938-57-767-a): 4.3 × 7 × 8.9 cm (1 11/16 × 2 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.) H x diam. (saucer: 1938-57-768-b): 2.3 × 12.3 cm (7/8 × 4 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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