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"Canton" Tea caddy

Object Number: 
1956.141p
Date: 
1810-1820
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (11.4 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular "Canton" porcelain tea caddy with arched top and cylindrical opening; the body is molded with vertical scallops from top to bottom and decorated with blue underglaze Chinese scene of pagodas and water on all four sides; the rim is gilded.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group