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Tea Caddy

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Tin-glazed earthenware (delftware)
  • Place Made: Netherlands
  • DATES ca. 1698
    DIMENSIONS 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (16.8 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS I D ?; 1698
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    ACCESSION NUMBER 64.3.4a-b
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by anonymous donors
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White tin-glazed earthenware (Delftware) tea caddy in the form of a rectangular bottle with cylindrical flat-topped cover. The sides have leaf borders around a recessed picture area. The pictures on the narrow sides are goddesses in niches (Justice and Fertility); on the broader sides are two interior scenes, one has a lady and gentleman seated at a table drinking tea. The other, a seated gentleman, smokes a pipe with a lady behind him. Condition: Some repairs, edges chipped
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Unknown. Tea Caddy, ca. 1698. Tin-glazed earthenware (delftware), 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (16.8 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by anonymous donors, 64.3.4a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.3.4_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 64.3.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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