Ca 1775 Brass Tea Caddy

Ca 1775 Brass Tea Caddy


This brass tea caddy or casket was produced in Germany, ca. 1775 (perhaps a bit later). Interior has faded gilding. Lock intact without key. No marks except nice hand engraved patterns. Nice little brass coaster feet. The locks on boxes of this sort are fairly simple and most good locksmiths can make you a key for a nominal fee. One simple part of the lock ('the catch') is pretty loose and may require some minor work on the rivet to make it right for locking. Handle is not original and while adequate could be replaced by a period Queen Anne style swan neck brass if one could be found (it runs pretty small).

This box measures 2.5" x 3.75" x 7.75".

Caddy has a nice little small compartment with lid inside. Lid has a little knob and a strong tight hinge.

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