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The surface of the body is embellished with embossed bamboo decoration accented with birds within the stalks.
The decoration to the tea caddy incorporates a shield shaped vacant cartouche.
The base and upper rim of the body are ornamented with an applied moulded border.
The tea caddy retains the original push fit cover embellished with further embossed bamboo decoration to the domed portion.
The cover is surmounted with a silver bamboo and leaf finial.
Height to top of finial 10.9cm/4.3"
4 troy ounces/124g
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The embossed decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the caddy are very clear.
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Origin: Canton / Hong Kong, China
Date: Circa 1890
|Height||10.90 cm||(4.29 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear