Rare Treen Turned and Patinated Barrel Tea Caddy
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England, Early 19th century
An exceptional and very rare early 19th-century lathe turned treen tea caddy in the form of a barrel. The surface retaining its vivid green staining and fine patina, the lid opening to the interior retaining remains of the original foil lining.
This tea caddy is a variation on the more common apple, pear and melon caddies, the construction is identical.