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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 CaddyIvoryCompartments, Engraved Garlands, Borders, c.1820, 5 x 12 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyIvorySilver Plate, Domed Lid, Ring Handles, Hinged, John Grinsell & Sons, c.1875, 6 x 6 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyLacquerChinese Export, Black, Gilt, Courtyard Scene, Octagonal, 1800s, 5 x 8 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddySilverDomed Lid, Flowers, Hester Bateman, c.1786, 5 1/2 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyToleFlowers, Japanned, Oval, c.1850, 6 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyToleRed, Green, Red Leaves, Salmon Band, c.1850, 5 1/2 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellIvory, Domed Lid, Brass Inlay, Brass Ball Feet, 1800s, 5 x 7 In. Illustrated , 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellMother-Of-Pearl, Brass Ball Feet, 5 x 7 In. Illustrated, 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellScalloped Front, Fitted Interior, c.1810, 5 x 8 In. Illustrated 2012Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyGeorgianRosewood,Metal,Pearl Inlay,Hinged Lid,8 x 5 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahoganyFan Inlay,2 Canisters,Leather Lining,George III,6 3/4 x 13 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahoganyFloral Inlay,Early 1900s,5 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyQuillworkHexagonal,Rolled Paper Panels,Barber Pole Borders,c.1800,5 x 7 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyRegencyTortoise,Bone,Mother-of-pearl,2 Section Interior,8-sided,c.1890,6 x 6 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddySilver PlateLocomotive Shape,Heating Unit,Griffin Spout,c.1925,16 x 14 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshellMother-Of-Pearl,Bone,Brass,2 Compartments,1800s,4 3/4 x 7 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyBone England, c.1800, 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 In., Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyBurl Sarcophagus Form, String Inlay, Brass Feet, Britain, 1800s, 6 x 7 x 4 In., Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyGeorge Iii Blue Lapis Lacquer, Steel Mounts, c.1800, 8 In., Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyFruitwood Melon Shape, Green, Brown Stained Segments, Handle, Eng., C. 1825, 5 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyTortoiseshell Silver Gilt, Gold, Painted Flowers, Birds, 2 Interior Canisters, Italy, 5 x 9 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyPapier-Mache Abalone, Victorian, Painted, Bouquets, Late 1800s, 4 1/4 x 6 3/8 In. , Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyMahogany Satinwood, Brass Ball Feet, Regency, Early 19th Century, 6 x 5 x 8 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyPorcelain Flower Medallion, Monogram, Gilt, c.1790, 5 x 3 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
Tea CaddyRosewood Brass Inlay, Coffin Shape, 7 3/4 x 13 x 7 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price


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