Tea Caddy

German
about 1715–20, decoration about 1725–30
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany), Decorated by Johann Jakob Irminger (German, 1635–1724)


Object Place: Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 13.4 x 13.8 cm (5 3/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2049

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated with polychrome enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Modeled by Johann Jakob Irminger; decorated in Holland 1725-30. The vasiform body on a stepped foot is decorated with applied branches of roses and leaves in high relief painted in purple, puce, blue, green, orange, and black; insects and sprigs of flowers are painted on the body in similar colors. A simple scroll and floral band is painted on the foot. The cover is missing.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection