This is a nice large Chinese carved bamboo tea caddy It is superbly carved in high relief with four cartouches depicting two scenes from Chinese novel and the two others with phoenixes. The lid is also carved with figures and trees. This tea caddy from mid 19th century. It measures 16.3 cm (6.4 inches) tall and 12.8 cm (5 inches). Still in good condition for bamboo art of work, with small brass hinged top and bottom liner (inside) intact. You will be very pleased with this marvelous old piece and it's fine antique condition.