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Tea service

The set is made of soft-paste porcelain with clear glaze and surface decoration of hand-painted enamels and gilding. The set shows signs of wear and use.

Provenance

According to family history, the tea service was purchased in France in the mid-nineteenth century by Rebecca Gleason, wife of Roswell Gleason. The set descended in the Gleason family to the donors.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

1840–70

Object Place

France or England

Dimensions

Teapot with lid: 15.9 x 26 x 14.3 cm (6 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.) Tray (for teapot): 3.5 x 21 x 15.9 cm (1 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Sugar bowl with lid: 8.6 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm (3 3/8 x 7 x 4 1/2 in.) Creamer: 11.1 x 15.2 x 8.6 cm (4 3/8 x 6 x 3 3/8 in.) Waste bowl: 7.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (2 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Large plate: 3.8 x 20 x 20 cm (1 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Each of six large, handled cups: 5.4 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm (2 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.) Each of six saucers: 3.2 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm (1 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.) Each of five small, handled cups: 6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm (2 1/2 x 3 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2010.479.1-17

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain