An antique papier mache tea caddy featuring Mother of Pearl and Abalone. The Mid-Victorian caddy with serpentine front has two interior compartments for tea. The top features a design with a central floral display along with a bird on each side. A handsome caddy in of the quality of Jennens & Bettridge; perhaps, an unmarked J&B box. Rich glossy black accented with gold and some of Mother Nature’s shimmering handiwork in the way of MOP and abalone. English Circa 1850; Lock is marked with VR for Victoria Regina and Patent, no other mark found. A key is included with the box; this may or may not be the original. It works with a little encouragement. Measurements; 8 ¼” X 6″ X 5 ¼. Condition; very good, small chip on back of box near hinge, some loss of gilt work, most of the silver interior is still intact. Crazing in a accordance with age and use. The item “ANTIQUE TEA CADDY BOX PAPIER MACHE MOTHER OF PEARL ABALONE English C1875″ is in sale since Sunday, June 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins”. The seller is “43chesapeakecourt” and is located in Aiken, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan, Australia.
- Primary Material: Papier Mache
- Style: Victorian
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom
- Type: Boxes