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Tea Caddy Tea Caddy

This is a tea caddy. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and Meissen Porcelain Factory. It is dated mid- 18th century and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward Luckemeyer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Edward Luckemeyer.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 12.2 × 7.5 × 4.8 cm (4 13/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 7/8 in.) H x W x D (a: caddy): 10.8 × 7.5 × 4.8 cm (4 1/4 × 2 15/16 × 1 7/8 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 1.9 × 2.5 cm (3/4 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] "I", incised or impressed (typeset capital i along edge, barely visible)

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Tea Caddy Tea Caddy; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 12.2 × 7.5 × 4.8 cm (4 13/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 7/8 in.) H x W x D (a: caddy): 10.8 × 7.5 × 4.8 cm (4 1/4 × 2 15/16 × 1 7/8 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 1.9 × 2.5 cm (3/4 in. × 1 in.); Gift of Mrs. Edward Luckemeyer; 1912-13-3-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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