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Tea caddy with cover

Factory:
Höchst Manufactory (German, 1746–1796)
Date:
ca. 1785
Culture:
German, Höchst
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (13.3 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943 (Mrs. R. Thornton Wilson)
Accession Number:
43.77.1a, b
Not on view
The scene commemorates the balloon ascension of Nicolas François Blanchard (1753–1809), who crossed from Dover to Calais in 1785.
Marking: Incised on underside: J N
Adolf Beckhardt , Frankfurt ; Florence Ellsworth Wilson (until 1943; bequeathed to MMA)
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