Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy
Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy
Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy
Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy
Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy
Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy

Regency Period Tortoiseshell Caddy

c. 1825 to c. 1830 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£2,200 gbp
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Attractive Regency period tortoiseshell bombe tea caddy, the interior with two fitted lids with bone knobs, four turned bun feet with minor repairs to the corners.
The word Tea Caddy is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound, equal to about a pound and a third avoirdupois. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain, and approximated in shape to the ginger-jar. They had lids or stoppers likewise of china, and were most frequently blue and white. Until about 1800 they were called tea canisters rather than caddies.
Dimensions
Height 5.50 inch (13.97 cm)
Width 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Depth 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Stock Code
5978
Windsor House Antiques Ltd

Windsor House Antiques Ltd
Barnwell Manor
Barnwell
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE8 5PJ

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