This extremely rare container for tea was made at the Closter-Veilsdorf factory, established in Thuringia around 1760. The exquisite Chinoiseries decoration in very appealing soft colors is taken directly from a British publication, The Ladies Amusement, or The Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy , by Robert Sayer, published in 1762. See the illustration from this book showing one of the designs on the caddy, published in Michael Newmans book Die deutschen Porzellanmanufakturen , volume 2. It is marked inside the top opening with a conjoined CV. This museum-quality caddy is four and a quarter inches high, and in excellent condition, with the original lid.
The item "Fine Rare Closter-Veilsdorf Tea Caddy c1765 Antique German Porcelain Chinoiserie" is in sale since Thursday, December 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Teapots & Tea Sets". The seller is "toaf" and is located in South Bend, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.