An antique 19th century French crystal tea caddy or sugar casket. The body is decorated on all sides with an extraordinary diamond point pattern. Features hinged bronze mounts embellished with a floral motif, square escutcheon to the front. These early boxes were once intended to house precious sugar and tea under lock and key, once imported from afar, and are now often seen as decorative objects, perfect on any table or amongst a collection! Most likely an old Baccarat, as the cristallerie used paper labels in 1860, which often got lost, worn or washed away, and did not use the acid etched signature until 1936. Condition is good with some discoloration to the metal mounts commensurate with age. Measures 3" square x 4 1/8" tall.
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