22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A REGENCY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TEA-CADDY
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Of sarcophagus form and painted with red and black stripes, the hinged lid centred by a rectangular tablet and with acroteria to the corners enclosing two compartments with ivory knobbed covers, the front depicting an urn flanked by griffins and the sides with laurel wreaths on green-ground panels, on a plinth base, the compartment interiors previously foil-lined
7 in. (28 cm.) high; 8½ in. (22 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) deep
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A papier-mâché oval caddy by Henry Clay with similar Etruscan-style decoration is illustrated in N. Riley, Stones' Pocket Guide to Tea Caddies, Peacehaven, 2002, p. 49.
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