An American early 19th Century gilt-lined tea caddy
of tapering moulded oval form and with rising scroll and ring drop handles and a waisted hinged cover with oval vase-shaped finial, later-chased with rococo flowers, foliage, C-scrolls, trelliswork and scalework, the back with a vacant cartouche, W.G. Forbes, New York circa 1820 - 5¾in. (14.50cm.), 12.50oz.