Fine Antiques & Collectables. Antique Chinese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy. A 19th century Chinese black lacquer tea caddy with lead liner. It has elaborate gilt decoration in the traditional style and further panels of subtle detail in silver grey tone. The box has scalloped detail and a working lock with key. The lid opens to reveal the interior edges also painted with gilt patterns. It has a large internal hinged lid chased with Chinese characters and a pattern border. This inner lid opens to reveal a plain lead lined interior. A beautifully detailed example and scarce form with the internally decorated lid. Much better than average for type and period. Some minor losses around the edges with small chips and nibbles. Hinges and lock good. Interior also very good for period. See images for general exterior condition. Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches). Width: 22 cm (8 8/8 inches). Depth: 16.7 cm (6 5/8 inches). Weight: 1480 grams (before packing). Stock Code: 2320 OC20-3. If for any reason you are unhappy with your item please let us know as soon as possible, and we will do our best to put things right. The item “Chinese Antique Tea Caddy Black Lacquer & Gold with Decorative Lead Interior” is in sale since Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes”. The seller is “blue_cherry_antiques” and is located in Lincoln. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Box
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Features: Handpainted
- Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)