Enlarge Text
A A A

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. 

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2018-06-22T17:22:16.454Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 153063157259
                            [title] => ANTIQUE MULBERRY TRANSFERWARE BISCUIT BARREL OR TEA CADDY C. MEIGH c.1840      ~
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 63527
                                    [categoryName] => Jars
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mchV1iJBQLzWV4dxfWtZYHA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-caddy&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=153063157259
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 29910
                            [location] => Bluffton,SC,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => FreePickup
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 74.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 74.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H3M11S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-06-15T17:25:27.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-06-22T17:25:27.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 6
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 153063213823
                            [title] => KAISER PORCELAIN TEA BALL WITH CADDY FLORAL VIOLETS - MADE IN GERMANY-VINTAGE
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 160909
                                    [categoryName] => German
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m0Qtt27fVFscL-LXlUv25pg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-caddy&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=153063213823
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 23602
                            [location] => Newport News,VA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.25
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 5
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 6.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 6.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H52M38S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-06-15T18:14:54.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-06-22T18:14:54.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 302773040053
                            [title] => Beautiful Paris Porcelain Biscuit Jar or Tea Caddy
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 63527
                                    [categoryName] => Jars
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mVc6bqcPi9JCq3VYedLlBgQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-caddy&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=302773040053
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 02190
                            [location] => South Weymouth,MA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 25.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 25.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT2H5M58S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-06-15T19:28:14.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-06-22T19:28:14.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 382492233619
                            [title] => Vtg Bing & Grondahl Porcelain Gilt Tea Caddy, Basketweave Pattern, 1948-1951
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 2796
                                    [categoryName] => Bing & Grondahl
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m8JRaEskFSfOcehAleDu8Sw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-caddy&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=382492233619
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 92024
                            [location] => Encinitas,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 39.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 39.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H31M21S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-06-15T20:53:37.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-06-22T20:53:37.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/382492233619_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 33
            [totalEntries] => 129
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-caddy&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DTea%2BCaddy%2BPorcelain%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:tea-caddy
metakey:Tea Caddy Porcelain
870,20081
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Porcelain
Category
Description
Flowers, Burgundy, Gilt, Dog Stopper, 5 1/2 In.
Year Priced
2010

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium