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Tea Canister

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toJ. F. Metzsch

Date: c.1740; decorated in Bayreuth
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.766.1-2): 12.5 x 10.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.766.1-2
DescriptionA Meissen Hausmalerai hexagonal baluster-shaped teacanister and cover, painted by J.F. Metzsch en grisaille. It has buildings in an extensive river landscape and alternate fruit and flower-sprays suspended by puce drapery within raised gilt ribs. The shoulder has scrolling foliage in iron-red and gilt, and the cover has flowerheads on it.