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Miniature tea service
PNA INV 49431
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It still has 27 pieces: the teapot, sugar bowl, ten tea bowls, six coffee cups and saucers, and two remaining saucers. This is the smallest tea service in the royal collection and it is also an unexpected item. Not only were there no girls in the royal household to play with it (only two princes were born to Queen Maria Pia and King Luis), no doll's house is known to have existed in the royal collection. Maybe this accounts for the good condition of this almost complete set.

History of the Object
Finely decorated with birds and flowers in gold, this miniature tea service was probably conceived as a toy. Known in French as a dinette, this was a typical girl’s toy in Victorian times, sometimes used to ‘serve’ tea and coffee, sometimes as a collection to display in a large doll's house.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Porcelain decorated with birds and flowers in gold 
Measurements
Width 7,2 (teapot) Height 11,9 (teapot) Length 6,5 (teapot)  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Toy 
Acquisition
Part of the Portuguese Royal House Collections. The Royal Family lived in the Palace until 1910 when the monarchy fell. The Palace was turned into a museum in 1968. 
Copyright
The images shall not be published or reproduced without written permission of the Institute of Museums and Conservation/Ajuda National Palace 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Ajuda National Palace 
Museum
Virtual Museum of the Chinese masterpieces 
Credit line
Institute of Museums and Conservation/Ajuda National Palace 

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