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Antique Boxes in English Society
Tea Caddies and
||Tea caddy in Chinese lacquer in very good original condition.
The black lacquer is boldly decorated with gold in two colours, depicting
buildings in a landscape with stylised foliage.
The shape is very striking. It stands on four carved wooden
feet in the shape of dragon feet. The interior contains
two pewter tea canisters with round raised lids. The tops
are decorated with engraved stylised flowers. Chinese
made for export to England circa 1850.
© 1999 Antigone Clarke and Joseph O'Kelly