Tea Caddy

English/Welsh, 1759

Brass. Sarcophagus-form tea caddy with good ball and claw feet and lion's head handles. The lid has an engraved cartouch "J. Leake, 1759, Penarth" that is surrounded by punch and engraved floral motifs. The sides and ends are similarly engraved and punched. Quite a special object. What would you keep in it today? Good condition.

7" l x 3-1/2" w x 4-1/2" h.

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