An image of Tea canister and cover

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Tea canister and cover

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The pale blue ground is a later variant of the turquoise blue ground colour (normally described in factory documents as ‘bleu céleste’) introduced in 1753. The piece bears on the base the red inventory number of the J Pierpont Morgan collection.

Year
1776
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
canister 6.7 x 7.3 x 5.1 cm; cover 1.4 x 3.0 cm diam; combined height 7.9 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.188.a-b