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Kloster Veilsdorf Teacaddy

This is a fine and rare Closter-Veilsdorf tea caddy, circa 1765. This extremely rare tea container was made at the Closter-Veilsdorf factory, established in Thuringia in 1760. The exquisite Chinoiseries decoration in very appealing soft colors is taken directly from a British publication, The Ladies’ Amusement, or The Whole Art of Japanning Made Easy, by Robert Sayer, dated 1762. Presumably the artist copied the Chinese figures within a few years of the book’s publication, since it provided a glimpse of the current fashionable style. It is marked inside the top opening with a conjoined CV. This museum-quality piece is 4.25 inches high, and in excellent condition, with the original lid. An illustration from the 1762 book is provided, showing the decoration as used on one side of the caddy. This piece belongs to a good friend of mine. Please e-mail me for more information or photos.

Price is $3500
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