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Barrel-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 tree peony behind a zig-zag fence. On the back of the caddy are two smaller scenes, one with a hut on a wooded bank with two birds above, and the other of bamboo and trees on a rocky bank. A double blue line encircles the shoulder. The interior is glazed.

This tea caddy was missing its lid when it was purchased.

Pattern Name: Fence

Date

1775-1785


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (soft-paste)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 4 11/16 in. x 2 15/16 in. x 2 7/8 in. (11.91 cm x 7.46 cm x 7.3 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1955


Object Number

M-2022/C


Colors


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