Also Called :

Square Tea Caddies, Canisters

Rarity :

Unique/Very Rare

Age :

Late 19th Century

Price Range :


Dimensions :

3 3/4″ square x 6 1/2″ high

Weight :

Total Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz.;  Top: 2 oz.;  Bottom: 1 lb. 11 oz.

Provenance :

Jim Galley, PA-1992

Availability :


Description:  An unusual Canton piece, this square caddy has 4 butterflies on top of the base and on the outer edges there are 8 bats. The rest of the caddy has the typical Canton scene and the rain cloud border only appears around the top. The caddy has 4 corner feet. Note: as many tea caddy tops have been broken or lost, their presence adds considerably to the caddy’s value. This caddy’s top is glazed on the inside and fits over a glazed throat. Some caddies have unglazed throats and insides of the tops. Be careful when you buy that they match in this regard.

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