Tea Caddy

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-4134

Description

Rectangular form with epauletted shoulders; high cylindrical neck with domed lid; en grisaille chain border encircling floral center; spearhead band border on shoulder; flat ball cover with spearhead border at rim and gilded fruit-like finial with leaves.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tea caddies (containers)
porcelain
enameling
gilding
grisaille
spearheads
Porcelain
Gilded
Enameled
Spearhead
Chain
Grisaille
Caddy

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Additional Identification Number

1977.410 AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Dimensions

5.5 x 1.563 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.410.3AB