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19th Century Anglo-Indian Spice or Tea Caddy with Silver Mounts

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PRESENTING A GORGEOUS 19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Silver Mounts. Really nice and unusual, 19th Century Anglo-Indian Spice or Tea Caddy, from circa 1890. Made of solid rosewood with solid/sterling silver mounts and bands on base and lid. The lid has 3 silver studs and a central silver large clasp which connect to a wooden finial underneath. The lid is the banded with silver repousse work. The lid fits snuggly into the base, to make it air-tight, to keep the contents fresh. The base is solid turned rosewood with silver repousse banding. The chain is silver but a later replacement, but would be similar to the original. We have never seen another Caddy like this! It could have held spices, tea or tobacco.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 6.5 in (16.51 cm)Width: 3 in (7.62 cm)Depth: 3 in (7.62 cm)
  • Style:
    Anglo Raj (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1890
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The Caddy is in great original condition. All original, save the chain which is a later replacement.
  • Seller Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3978112027933
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