Antique Indian Low Grade Silver / White Metal / Plated Tea Caddy Box Ceylon 1890
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Antique Indian Low Grade Silver / White Metal / Plated Tea Caddy Box Ceylon 1890:
Beautiful Indian Ceylonese Antique Tea Caddy Box. c1890.
It is made from a white metal which may be a low grade solid silver / copper alloy or might even be plated. Whatever the case,it's very skillfully hand made featuring highly intricate all over hand chased and repousse work depicting the lion of Ceylon surrounded by fine scrollwork. Even the bottom is finely engraved as you can see.
It is quite heavy at 149g or 5.25oz and is beautifully proportioned at 100mm high (4 inches) with a diameter of 72mm (just under 3 inches).
Fine quality late Victorian Indian Ceylonese Tea Caddy. Made when tea was a more valued commodity.