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Tea Service, attributed to Anonymous, 1794 - 1810

porcelain (material), h 6.1cm × w 6.1cm × d 8.6cm × d 5.7cm. More details

Depicted on this service are heroes and heroic feats from Dutch history. The scenes derive from a 1794 pro-Dutch Patriots (a political faction) print. Not only historical heroes, but also contemporary Patriots were presented as worthy role models. A cup of tea served in the home of someone supporting the Patriots thus acquired a political overtone.