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Japanese Egg Plant Tea Caddy

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A good 'fruit' tea caddy, the Japanese answer to the turned wood fruit caddies of the 19th century.

 

The leafy stem is carved and threaded; when unscrewed there is revealed another snug fitting stopper to keep the leaves fresh.

 

Originally deeply stained as an aubergine, now attractively faded.

 

Japanese circa 1890. In excellent condition. 

 

5 inches high.

 

 

Item Code: 4515

£ 1950

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