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Tea Caddy Box Mother of Pearl, Antique English C 1850

Tea Caddy Box Mother of Pearl, Antique English C 1850

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Tea Caddy Box Mother of Pearl, Antique English C 1850

An antique papier mache tea caddy box featuring Mother of Pearl and Abalone. The Mid-Victorian tea caddy bpx with serpentine front has two interior compartments for tea. The top features a design with a central floral display along with a bird on each side. A handsome tea caddy of the quality of Jennens & Bettridge; perhaps, an unmarked J&B box.  Rich glossy black accented with gold and some of Mother Nature's shimmering handiwork.

English Circa 1850; Lock is marked with VR for Victoria Regina and Patent, no other mark found. A key is included with the box; this may or may not be the original. It works with a little encouragement.

Measurements; 8 ¼" X 6" X 5 ¼"

Condition; very good, small chip on back of box near hinge, some loss of gilt work, most of the silver interior is still intact. Crazing in a accordance with age and use. Please note the pictures showing the loss of the silvered lining which is quite normal for a box of this age. 

  • Item ID: 2010050a
  • Complimentary shipping within the US, USPS Priority Mail, 1-2 days ship time
  • Measurements; 8 ¼" X 6" X 5 ¼"
  • Tea Caddy Box Mother of Pearl, Antique English, C 1850 
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