An image of Tea canister and cover

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Tea canister and cover

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The vibrant pink ground (described in factory documents as rose, never ‘rose Pompadour’) was an invention of the painter Philippe Xhrouuet c1757. In this example the gilding is without the carmine enamel edging found on the compotiers (L2012.165, L2012.166).

Year
1759-1760
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
7.8 x 7.1 x 5.0 cm :
a - tea caddy; 6.8 x 7.1 x 5 cm
b - lid; 1.4 x 3 x 3 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.197.a-b