Italian sterling silver large tea caddy box in form of a papaya fruit, having hammered finish with applied leaf decorations and base. Interior is gilt. Made in Florence, maker's mark double-struck and unclear.
This incredible box is 4" in diameter at the widest, 7 1/4" tall and weighs 383 grams or 12.35 ozs Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Papaya Fruit Form Tea Caddy Box Gilt Interior Sterling Silver Italy