Tea Canister (boîte à thé)

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Title

Tea Canister (boîte à thé)

Subject

LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Tea containers—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Plants in art | Trees in art | Pastoral art—France—18th century | Peasants in art | Children in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | tea caddies (containers) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | trees | plant-derived motifs | pastoral | peasants | children

Description

35mm color slide of an octagonal tea canister (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The dark blue ground color is known as gros bleu (full blue), alternatively termed bleu du roi (the king’s blue). A painted reserve on each side of the canister contains pastoral subjects. The reserve and the sides of the box are edged with a thick band of tooled gilding. The top of the canister is gilded with scrolls, foliage, and a latticework pattern (also known as a “diaper pattern,” which refers to latticework or trelliswork applied over a ground color; see Savill 1988, 3:1173). The reserve visible in this slide depicts a scene with a young peasant woman and a child. The number 35 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more details on diverse blue ground colors in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.

Creator

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

18th century (date of object)
May 1976 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

application/jpg

Language

English | French

Type

still image

Spatial Coverage

France

Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.

Citation

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Tea Canister (boîte à thé),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2946.