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Meissen Tea Caddy

M.S. Rau Antiques

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Meissen Tea Caddy
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Era:
Antique; 19th century
Condition:
Excellent
Country of Origin:
Germany
Materials:
porcelain
Size:
1.38" L x 2.13" W x 3.5" H
Color/Finish:
orange/multi
Care:
other; Hand-wash.

Why We Love This

An excellent porcelain tea caddy by Meissen, featuring a delicate hand-painted floral design. Directly inspired by early Chinese tea holders, the canister is topped with a domed cap that was used as a measure for the tea. This is an outstanding artifact from the early history of tea and porcelain in Europe. Porcelain canisters such as this are highly sought among serious collectors. Bears Meissen crossed swords mark in blue underglaze.
As described by M.S. Rau Antiques

About M.S. Rau Antiques

M.S. Rau Antiques has been a landmark for 100 years earning the trust of discerning antiques collectors worldwide. Our 30,000 square foot gallery literally overflows with remarkable collections of fine art, exquisite jewelry and, of course, exceptional 18th-and 19th-century antiques. Our selection is extensive and spans almost all categories of fine antiques, art and jewelry.