FOR SALE IS A 1790 TO 1800 VICTORIAN ENGLISH EARTHENWARE TEA CADDY NO TOP. SEE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION AND DESCRIPTION. THIS TEA CADDY CAME FROM A COLLECTOR'S ESTATE SALE. WHILE DOING COMPS I FOUND THE EXACT TEA CADDY IN THE MANCHESTER ART GALLERY ENGLAND. SEE BELOW FOR THE ART GALLERY'S DESCRIPTION.
ALSO ANOTHER SIMILAR TEA CADDY AT THE MET MUSEUM'S DESCRIPTION FROM THE SAME ERA WITH THE SAME DESIGN DESCRIBED IT AS ONE OF WEDGEWOOD'S MOST POPULAR DESIGNS KNOWN AT "THE TEA PARTY" BASED ON A PRINT BY ROBERT HANCOCK FIRST PUBLISHED IN A PATTERN BOOK IN 1756. From the Manchester Art Gallery England where they have the exact tea caddy - Cylindrical tea caddy with straight sloping shoulder.
Made of ream coloured earthenware and transfer-printed in overglaze in black with scenes of'Tea Party' and'The Shepherd'. Private: Cylindrical tea caddy with recessed foot, straight sloping shoulder and short narrow neck. Transfer-printed in overglaze black on one side, with scene of'Tea Party No. 1', comprising lady and gentleman seated on garden bench before small tea table, gentleman stretching hand towards servant carrying kettle to left, dog sitting at lady's feet to right, foliage in background.
Opposite side printed with'The Shepherd', shepherd boy leaning against tree on grassy mound with crook in left hand, dog and three sheep in foreground to left, river and cottage in background to right. Pale cream coloured earthenware body, with fine greenish black-speckled glaze.
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