Tea caddy - 923.18.59_2


Tea caddy

Medium:Slab-built stoneware with moulded components
Geography: Yixing Xian, Jiangsu province, China
Date: ca. 1900-1923 AD
Period: Qing Dynasty-Republic
22.3 x 17.4 x 15.7 cm
Object number: 923.18.59
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Not on view
DescriptionTall and hexagonal in cross-section; straight sides angled in above to slightly domed shoulder and high collar neck; sides extend downward to either side of each corner to form six very low 'feet', flat base.  Red-brown stoneware with glossy patina.  Moulded and stamped decoration: each side with slightly recessed rectangular panel containing peony spray in relief on ground of fine leiwen diaper - panel extension above with double row of raised dots and below with single row of raised dots; shoulder bordered by band of small stamped shield-shaped panels, each containing 'fu' (happiness) character and pendant from single incised line.
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