19th century Chinese or Japanese export lacquered tea caddy. Black lacquer surface with gilt decorations overall.
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19th Century Chinese or Japanese Export Lacquered Tea Caddy.
Black lacquer surface with gilt decorations overall. Brass hinged lid depicting a gentleman with his manservant and a mountain view of Mount Fuji?
Ornate metal escutcheon and brass lock (no key present). Twin removable internal tea boxes fitted with sliding lids and having floral decorations. Four ball feet to underside Believed to date to circa 1880s
Size: Approx 185 mm x 123 mm x 170 mm (7.25" x 4.25" x 6.75")
Condition: Pre-owned & used antique. Main Points: Good & tidy antique condition. Some surface marking / chipping to the external lacquered surface and corners - commensurate with age & usage. Some surface bruising to the back of the box - see photos. Internally good with some light surface marking to the two internal boxes. Brass hinge pins a little loose. In original untouched antique condition - lacquered surface would benefit from a clean/polish.