Regency Tea Caddy Decorated with Penwork

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A superb Regency period penwork tea caddy of sarcophagus form; the tea caddy's lid decorated with a coat of arms and the sides with butterflies and flowers including lilies, foxgloves and roses surrounded by scrolling acanthus leaves; the tea caddy's beautifully decorated interior is fitted with two canisters which each have an 'N' to the lid and the sides are decorated with roundels; raised on ball feet.

We purchased this tea caddy from a private collector who only chose objects of exceptional quality and this tea caddy is decorated with some of the finest penwork I have ever seen. The penwork is in excellent condition and is unusually detailed. The attention to detail can be seen in the sides of the pull-out canisters also being decorated with penwork, normally they are left plain.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    6.75 in. H x 9 in. W x 6 in. D
    17 cm H x 23 cm W x 15 cm D
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
  • Reference Number
About the Seller

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Located in London, GB

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