Tea Caddy with Cover Painted in Oriental Design

Object Name: 
Tea Caddy with Cover Painted in Oriental Design

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Object Name: 
Tea Caddy with Cover Painted in Oriental Design
Accession Number: 
75.2.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.4 cm, W: 7.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1760-1780
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, molded, painted. (a) Flattened, tall bottle with cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders; eight-paneled sides, with painted and gilt foliate arcades, outlining panels, two enclosing crude Oriental figures with umbrellas, in red, green and gold; six enclosing pairs of red and gold flowers; inscribed: "GREEN" on shoulder; flat base with rough pontil mark; (b) domed form; with pointed-oval finial; cylindrical flange which fits inside neck of (a); painted decoration of four connected arcs with radial dashes, in green, red and gold.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tillman, Alan, Former Collection
1975-06-12
Inscription: 
GREEN
Inscription
Inscribed on shoulder
English and Continental Glass (Christie's Sale) (1975-04-22) illustrated, lot 117;