tea caddy

tea caddy


Public: Double walled rectangular tea caddy, with pierced openwork panels to outer walls. Plain cream coloured earthenware. Private: Double walled rectangular tea caddy with shallow arched shoulder and narrow cylindrical neck. Outer wall pierced with openwork panels to sides, comprising border of four-petalled flowers and hearts, enclosing arrangement of circle, four diamonds and four small quatrefoils, with slight variations to arched sides. Shoulder pierced with border of four-petalled flowers, hearts and groups of spots, with applied bosses to each corner, broken off. Beaded borders along edges, shoulder and foot. Deep cream coloured body with finely crazed yellow glaze.

Display Label

Cream earthenware caddy with openwork decoration 1770-80 Staffordshire The caddy has a double wall construction. The pierced outer wall would have been cut out by hand, a time consuming process requiring a steady hand. The lid to the caddy has been lost. Thomas Tylston Greg bequest 1923.837

Object Name

tea caddy

Date Created

c 1770=1780


without cover: 16cm x 11.3cm

accession number


Place of creation



On Display

Manchester Art Gallery - Gallery 19 (Design Gallery) - case 1 - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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Bequeathed by Thomas Tylston Greg


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