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Tea service

1840–70


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

Teapot with lid: 15.9 x 26 x 14.3 cm (6 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.) Tray (for teapot): 3.5 x 21 x 15.9 cm (1 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Sugar bowl with lid: 8.6 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm (3 3/8 x 7 x 4 1/2 in.) Creamer: 11.1 x 15.2 x 8.6 cm (4 3/8 x 6 x 3 3/8 in.) Waste bowl: 7.3 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm (2 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Large plate: 3.8 x 20 x 20 cm (1 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Each of six large, handled cups: 5.4 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm (2 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.) Each of six saucers: 3.2 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm (1 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.) Each of five small, handled cups: 6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm (2 1/2 x 3 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2010.479.1-17

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Porcelain

The set is made of soft-paste porcelain with clear glaze and surface decoration of hand-painted enamels and gilding. The set shows signs of wear and use.

Provenance

According to family history, the tea service was purchased in France in the mid-nineteenth century by Rebecca Gleason, wife of Roswell Gleason. The set descended in the Gleason family to the donors.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously