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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





Porcelain (hard-paste), enamel, gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 2 7/16 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 2 5/16 in. (6.19 cm x 6.67 cm x 5.87 cm)


Gift of Louise Eyre, 1932

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