Antique Melon Tea Caddy

Antique Melon Tea Caddy
Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy Antique Melon Tea Caddy
Offered by: Mark Goodger Antiques
Dealer reference: 500344

Description

Wonderful shaped Melon Tea Caddy with realistic grooved wooden stalk unlike we have ever seen before. The melon has a truly fantastic green and orange mottled decoration featuring an oval steel escutcheon, lock and hinge. This fabulous antique melon tea caddy still has traces of its tin foil lining which originally helped to keep the loose tea fresh.

The Melon caddy has a minor natural shake to its lid and would have been there since the day it was made. This can be seen via the pics, looking at the interior lid will help you see where to view from its exterior. Wood is a beautiful thing and characteristics like this are very appealing.

This unique rare Melon Tea Caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Height: 14.00cm (5.51 inches)
Diameter: 11.00cm (4.33 inches)

Date

Circa 1800

Price

£7,750.00

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