This stunning tea caddy is a work of art, with its gorgeous hand decorated figures and scenery on a beautiful burgundy laquered background.
The fluted shape gives an extra dimension and is indicative of the true workmanship and quality of this piece.
Inside, the box is separated into two compartments which are still lined with the original metal foil.
The image of two adults and a child features on the lid, these figures are applied in enamel and finish the box off beautifully. This really is a skilfully made and decorated caddy and would have belonged to someone of very good standing in its day.
The condition is very good for the age with some surface signs of wear as you would expect from a practical item of this era. Still beautiful and useful as a keepsake box.
Please see the photographs for clarification.
Measures: 4 1/2 inches high x 10 1/8 inches wide x 4 1/4 inches deep
8 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Something for Everyone... Antique and Vintage Treasures from Around the Globe
Fine Antiques and Curios Collected from Around the World over the Past Four Decades