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A Vienna Ruby-Ground Tea Cannister

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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Pre 1900: Item # 138582

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This is an unusual Vienna ruby-ground tea canister, late 19th /early 20th century, signed "Kruzka", bearing the blue beehive marked and inscribed "Sapho"; hand painted with a rectangular cartouche of the goddess Sappho in an elaborately chased gilt surround with similarly decorated rectangular cartouche of putti; also decorated with chased gilt medallions of birds and foliate scroll. Condition: slight gilt wear, Measurements: 6 in. H