This is an English Locke Worcester small covered vase, listed as a hexagon vase as there are six panels, three on each side. The date is circa 1895 to 1900.
The vase is 4 3/8" high to the top of the lid, 4" long and 2 ½" wide. The function is most likely one of a tea caddy, a vessel to hold tea leaves.
There is a raised design around the slope of the neck, embellished with lines of gold, and on each side. The ground shades from peach to cream.
The lid is sterling silver, made to fit the vase. The lid is hallmarked with a lot of silver maker symbols that I show in a close-up photo and with the number 2325.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is some discoloration marks on the neck that are apparent when the lid comes off, and which I assume are due to rubbing wear from the sterling silver lid. There is minimal wear to the gold.
The black mark is the circle containing the words Locke & Co Worcester England. Locke produced for the Worcester Royal Porcelain Co up until around 1904. In red is the number 548, which is the number Worcester used to list their objects, and this number corresponds to a hexagon vase.
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