English Leeds Creamware Tea Caddy Canister


  • £199
  • €229 Euro
  • $257 US Dollar

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English Leeds Creamware Tea Caddy Canister

A George III period creamware tea caddy produced in Leeds, England and then sent to Holland to be decorated in enamels using an en grisaille palette. The pattern depicts a Jesuit Ware scene from 1 Samuel 10-1. A hand written piece of paper in Tom Walford’s hand reads:

‘Samuel anoints Saul. Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said 'is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?’ Provenance - Ex the late Tom Walford collection, Tom was one of the major British collectors of early British pottery, particularly creamware. Bonhams sold his collection in 2012, this was from the Bonhams sale.

Measuring: Diameter 3 inch (7.5 cm) by height 4.25 inch (11 cm).

Condition: As is so common with 18th century tea canisters, it is missing its lid. There is a diagonal hairline of 5 cm to the left side and a very feint 1 cm hairline to the neck. Very minor enamel loss and some minor old staining to the interior.

Please see the other toy tea bowl and saucer from this same collection shown in the final image, retailed separately.

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  • H: 11cm (4.33in)
  • W: 7.5cm (2.95in)
  • D: 7.5cm (2.95in)



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