This Chinese export lacquer tea caddy has scenes of people and animals all around it, as well as attention to details such as the border, and the top. I wish time had been better to this wonderful piece, but 155 years old does take its toll. But it has so many interesting depictions that it can give you quite a bit of enjoyment looking at them all. It has a fitted pewter insert that is well-fitted. Interesting claw feet as well.
Country of Origin: China.
Size: 8" long by 6" wide by 4 1/2" high.
Provenance: MA estate.
Condition: Fair antique condition. Photos are part of the description, and show the losses to the caddy. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
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