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Worcester Tea Canister, floral enamel decoration, c1775


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A very attractive First Period Worcester tea canister dating from c1775. This delightful oval shaped tea canister is exquisitely decorated with a main bouquet of colourful flowers together with a smaller bouquet and single sprigs doted around the canister's body.

The main bouquet of flowers is beautifully painted with bright enamel colours in pink, orange, blue, green, yellow and purple.

The smaller bouquet on the reverse side of the canister is more subdued, but of the same quality of painting, as are the single floral sprigs that adorn the tea canister's body.

There is a raised neck collar to the canister. Originally, this would have had a lid, which, as with many tea canister of this period, is now missing. The collar is embellished with a gilt line where it joins the oval body and a line of elongated dots and dots around the mid point of the collar.

The tea canister is raised up on a circular foot, the rim of which is gilded.

This is a beautiful First Period Worcester Tea Canister, colourful floral decoration, c1775.

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Size and Weight: (values are approximate)

  • 5" (126mm) in height.
  • 3" (85mm) max diameter of the body.
  • 7 oz (214gms) in weight.


There are no manufacturer's marks on this tea canister, but is from the famous Worcester factory and dates from c1775.


This rare and beautiful tea canister is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or restoration. The only VERY minor  manufacturing flaw is a little kiln soot speckling on the rim of the collar, but this is from the time of manufacturer and is extremely minor. It really is a very fine Worcester tea canister for any collector of Worcester or early English porcelain tea wares.


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