A very rare English George III tole ware (painted tin) dome top tea caddy, in excellent original condition. Midlands or Monmouthshire, UK c1790. Painted & gilded with wheatsheafs, Greek key borders and flowers, in imitation of Japanese e-nashiji lacquer. A wheatsheaf decorated tole ware tea caddy by the same maker is illustrated fig 15.15 in Stevens, Rickenburg & Walkling The Story of British Tea Chests & Caddies. 125mm H x 145mm w x 85mm D.
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