American Aesthetic Figural Cut Log Sterling Tea Caddy Flowers And Butterfly 1885
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American Aesthetic Figural Cut Log Sterling Tea Caddy Flowers And Butterfly 1885:
THIS VERY RARE STERLING SILVER HAND CHASED AESTHETIC MOVEMENT JAPANESE STYLE TEA CADDY WAS MADE BY TOWLE AROUND 1885. IT IS FORMED AS A CUT LOG WITH HAND CHASED BARK INCLUDING FLOWERS AND A BUTTERFLY. IT ALSO HAS APPLIED CAST BRANCH HANDLES AND FINIAL ON IT'S LID. IT IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH A FANTASTIC PATINA. IT MEASURES 5" WIDE X 4 1/4" TALL AND IT WEIGHS 7.5 TROY OUNCES, IT HAS BEEN MONOGRAMED ON THE BOTTOM "DONNA". IT IS CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE EARLY TOWLE MARK AS WELL AS "71B". IN THERE EARLY YEARS TOWLE MADE SOME PRETTY AMAZING AESTHETIC MOVEMENT FLATWARE, BUT THEIR HOLLOWARE IS QUITE RARE TO FIND.
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