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Tea canister

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White tea caddy in form of seated fat Chinese man. His hat serves as the cover, and is molded to simulate straw, with a flower finial. Cf. 1971.7080. The base is concave and unglazed.

Marks

Mark: incised triangle

Provenance

1971, gift of Jessie and Sigmund Katz to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 28, 1971)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection

English (London), about 1745–49

Dimensions

Overall: 16.2 x 14 x 11.4 cm (6 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1971.781a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain