circa 1800 - 1810
The tea caddy has retained its green and orange mottled decoration and is fitted with the original oval steel escutcheon, lock and hinge. The wooden stalk is original and this tea caddy is in the form of a melon. It has a 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 than the other fruit tea caddies. Patination and colour is everything when it comes to collecting these wonderful treen pieces of art.
Excellent with a working and original key.
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Height 15.00cm (5.91 inches)
Diameter 10.00cm (3.94 inches)
Stock No: 11197