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Baluster-shaped tea caddy with a short neck on an integral foot ring, transfer-printed in underglaze cobalt blue. The front is printed with a large bouquet of containing three central flowers and a large rose. On the back of the caddy are two smaller bouquets and two butterflies. A double blue line encircles the shoulder. The interior is glazed.

The caddy has been repaired after having been broken in four pieces. This tea caddy was missing its lid when it was purchased.

Pattern Name: Three Flowers

Date

1770-1780


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Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (soft-paste)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 4 5/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (11.75 cm x 6.99 cm x 6.99 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1955


Object Number

M-2022/B


Colors


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