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Tea caddy: EC.13-1942

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Porcelain tea caddy, square section. Rounded flat top and missing lid. Painted in colours with a church and figures on one side. On the reverse is a watermill with figures, with a windmill and buildings in the distance.

Notes

History note: Bought from the Schneider Collection, Sotheby's 4th June 1942

Legal notes

Bought with the money given by Professor Stanley Cook in memory of his wife

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.4 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Zürich ⪼ Switzerland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1942-06-10) by Sotheby's

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1775

Materials used in production

Paint
Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Painting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Z with a bar through the middle, and two dots below
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 2
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.13-1942
Primary reference Number: 76880
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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