Papier Mache Tea Caddy Mother of Pearl Abalone Inlay~Bird & Floral C. 1850

An antique papier mache tea caddy featuring Mother of Pearl and Abalone. The Mid-Victorian caddy with serpentine front has two interior compartments for tea. The top features a design with a central floral display along with a bird on each side. A handsome caddy in the manner of Jennings & Bettridge; perhaps, an unmarked J&B box. Rich glossy black accented with gold and some of Mother Nature's shimmering handiwork.

English Circa 1850; Lock is marked with VR for Victoria Regina and Patent, no other mark found. A key is included with the box; this may or may not be the original. It works with a little encouragement.

Measurements; 8 ¼" X 6" X 5 ¼"

Condition; very good, small chip on back of box near hinge, some loss of gilt work, most of the silver interior is still intact. Crazing in a accordance with age and use.

Item ID: 2010050

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