A Canton lacquer pewter-lined rectangular tea caddy First half of the 19th century
Lot 444Y
A Canton lacquer pewter-lined rectangular tea caddy First half of the 19th century
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,331) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Canton lacquer pewter-lined rectangular tea caddy
First half of the 19th century
Decorated over all the visible sides and top in shallow-relief lacquer enriched in shades of gold, coral-red and black, the subjects all unusually relating to the manufacture and serving of tea appropriate for this caddy, the top with figures on both sides of a recreation pool dotted with leisure pavilions, the front and both sides with artisans and fully-robed figures roasting, packing and stacking crates of tea, many of the crates identified on the sides with the species of contents, the interior fitted with a hinged pewter container internally divided in half.
28.2cm (11¼in) wide
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