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Tea canister

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The hexagonal baluster-shaped tea caddy has a simple circular cover that fits over a raised neck. A thick gold band is painted along each of the ribs, on the hexagonal base, at the base of the neck, and around the side of the cover. The top of the cover is decorated with gilt scrolling and a...

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Tea caddy: crossed swords in underglaze blue (partially obliterated); thrower's mark of impressed three dots for Seidel; 87 in gold. Cover: 87+ in gold.


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, Bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1725–30

Object Place

Meissen, Germany


9.9 x 8.2 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain