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Antique Melon Tea Caddy

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Reference
500344/AAXE
Height
14 cm (5 1/2")
Diameter
11 cm (4 1/4")
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 a 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 of 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. Melon tea caddies are much rarer than the pear and apple tea caddies, fewer seemed to of been made made thus making them more sought after by collectors. When buying any fruit shaped tea caddy, patination and colour is everything. Also you must take into consideration any damage or repairs, this does drastically reduce its price when it comes to collecting these wonderful pieces of treen art. Buyers be aware of good reproductions...! All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
14 cm (5 1/2")
Diameter
11 cm (4 1/4")
Period
George III
Year
Circa 1800
Medium
Wood, Steel
Country
Germany
Provenance
Gentlemans Collection
Condition
Has a minor natural shake to its lid and would of been there since the day it was made.