Tea Caddy

December 1911
Paul Revere Pottery of the Saturday Evening Girls club (active 1908–1942), Decorated by Sara Galner (American, born Austria–Hungary, 1894–1982)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 11.4 x 85.1 cm (4 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with glaze

Not On View





Tea caddy decorated with apple trees.

The bold black lines that defined the designs were executed three ways: painted on with black glaze, applied using the cuerda seca wax process, or incised and filled with the black-tinted wax, a common modification of the cuerda seca process. The painted technique left a smoother surface and was employed with more geometric, often more avant-garde, motifs, such as this tea caddy with stylized apple trees.


"87-12-11" and "S.E.G." and "S.G." around foot ring.


Early history unknown; some time between 1987 and 2005, acquired by Dr. David L. Bloom, Morristown, NJ, then Boston, MA; given by Dr. David L. Bloom to the MFA (Accession date: XXXX)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. David L. Bloom and family in honor of his mother, Sara Galner Bloom


Reproduced with permission.