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Painted Papier Mache Tea Caddy

£ 7,750

Height
18 cm (7")
Width
29.5 cm (11 1/2")
Depth
17.5 cm (6 1/1")
Large papier mache Tea Caddywith sloping top, professionally painted all round. The top of papier mache tea caddy features a beautiful rural themed scene, and the front, a hunting scene. To the centre of the tea caddy is a turned engraved mother of pearl escutcheon. The sides and back feature further painted scenes of similar themes. The interior contains three solid coromandel lids (each with a delicate mother of pearl flower handle) and all of its original foil lining. Lock is stamped VR with a crown and the words "Mechi PATENT".

This wonderfully painted papier mache tea caddy comes complete with fully working lock and tasselled key.

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Height
18 cm (7")
Width
29.5 cm (11 1/2")
Depth
17.5 cm (6 1/1")
Year
c. 1850
Medium
Papier Mache
Country
United Kingdom