Mid/late 19th century ‘Melon’ TEA CADDY

Price: £2450
Stock No. 1045/2021/QSA

 

A fine and quite rare 19th century fruit-wood ‘Melon’ TEA CADDY, with steel escutcheon; hinge; lock and with its original stalk. Possibly continental (German?) in origin. The lid opens to reveal the container within, lined in what is left of its original lead paper.

Dimensions:    Height: 5.75 inches     Diam: 4.33 inches (4.5 x 10.3 cms)

Dated: c.1860-80