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Georgian Melon Tea Caddy

£ 8,500

Height
14 cm (5 1/2")
Width
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Melon Tea Caddy with wooden stalk and fantastic green and orange mottled decoration featuring a oval steel escutcheon, lock and hinge. This fabulous tea caddy in the form of a Melon has superb colour and patination and still has traces of its tin foil lining which originally helped to keep the tea fresh.

Melon tea caddies are much rarer and more sought after of the fruit tea caddies, patination and colour is everything when it comes to collecting these wonderful treen pieces of art.

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

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, 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")
Width
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c. 1800
Medium
Wood, Steel
Country
Germany