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Tea Caddy
Tea Caddy

Tea caddy is the name for a small box made to hold tea leaves. In the eighteenth century, tea was very expensive and it was stored under lock and key. The first tea caddies were made with locks. By the nineteenth century, tea was more plentiful and the tea caddy was larger. Often there were two sections, one for green tea, one for black tea. Tea caddies were made of porcelain, silver, or, for the less well-to-do, painted tin. 

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 Tea CaddyRosewood Mother-Of-Pearl Escutcheon, Ball Feet, c.1840, 5 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyRosewood Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, c.1850, 7 1/2 x 13 3/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyRosewood Tunbridge Inlay, Hinged Lid, Victorian, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddySilver Engraved Leaves, 8-Sided, Middle East, c.1825, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddySilver Lid, Squared Shoulders, Tapered, Embossed, Dancing Figures, Germany, 5 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddySilver Repousse, Figures, Drinking, Eating, Herringbone, Derby Silver Co., 5 x 3 x 3 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Breakfront, Hinged Lid, Ivory Pulls, Flattened Bun Feet, 5 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Coffin Shape, Paneled Sides, Ball Feet, 6 x 7 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell George III, Coffin Lid, Ball Feet, c.1800, 5 1/4 x 5 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Hinged Lid, Tapered, Silver Plaque, Ivory Bun Feet, c.1815, 6 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Ivory, Inner Compartment, Ball Feet, Key, England, 1800s, 3 1/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Serpentine Front, 2 Compartments, c.1825, 5 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Silver Scroll Overlay, 1800s, 4 3/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyWalnut Burl, Mother-Of-Pearl, Wood Banded Inlays, England, c.1845, 6 x 10 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyAshElm, Walnut, Georgian, Inlaid, Brass Lion Handles, Paw Feet, 7 x 11 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyBentwoodGreen Paint, Round, Stenciled Tea, Flourishes, c.1875, 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyCalamanderBrass, Ivory Tag, Dome, Escutcheons, Compartments, William IV, c.1835, 9 x 10 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyEnamel Over SilverPagoda Shape, Beads, Jadeite Band, Chinese, c.1925, 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyEnamelCourting Scene, Flowers, Scrolls, Pink Ground, Continental, 1800s, 4 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyEnamelSilver, Hinged Lid, Tabernacle Shape, 1800s, 6 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodApple Shape, George III, c.1810, 5 1/2 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodApple Shape, George III, c.1810, 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodHinged Lid, Pear Shape, George III, c.1800, 7 x 4 x 4 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodHinged Lid, Shell Inlay, c.1800, 4 1/2 x 7 1/8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea CaddyFruitwoodMelon Shape, Carved, Ribs, Stem, Orange Mottled, Green Patina, George III, c.1780, 5 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price


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