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Tea Caddy (Germany), late 18th century

This is a Tea caddy. It was made by Berlin Porcelain Factory. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is gilt, painted and glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x L: 11.7 x 14.8 x 10.8 cm (4 5/8 x 5 13/16 x 4 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, underglaze blue: vertical line with two short horizontal lines crossing it a third and two-thirds of the way down; short vertical diagonal line at top of vertical line.

Cite this object as

Tea Caddy (Germany), late 18th century; Made by Berlin Porcelain Factory (Germany); gilt, painted and glazed porcelain; H x W x L: 11.7 x 14.8 x 10.8 cm (4 5/8 x 5 13/16 x 4 1/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-653

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