Floral motifs executed in vibrant overglaze enamel pinks, oranges, and purples of the "famille rose" palette adorn a set of teawares believed to have been owned by Tobias Lear, George Washington's personal secretary and husband of Martha Washington's niece, Frances "Fanny" Dandridge. The decoration exemplifies the rococo style of romantic, florid decoration popular in Europe in the second half of the eighteenth century. More

Date

1760-1780


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (hard-paste), enamel, gilt


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 4 3/8 in. x 4 5/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. (11.11 cm x 10.95 cm x 8.26 cm)


Credit

Gift of Louise Eyre, 1932


Object Number

H-33/B


Colors


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