This early 20th Century tea caddy would have held about a pound of tea; hence, it is a "caddy," a word derived from the Chinese word ‘catty’ or Chinese pound. The English picked up the word and started using it to mean a container for tea. Teas were such a prized possession, expensive and enjoyed by the elite, that tea caddies were needed to protect the tea. This is why we see such gorgeous crafted tea caddies from the past. This particular one is lovely, with a raised floral design and remnants of red luster paint. There are some dents in the metal along edges.
Measures about 7" tall with cap on by about 4-1/4" in diameter at the base. Weighs 5.9 ounces. Removable cap also has some dents, and the paint has rubbed away from the raised surfaces.
Beautiful and practical.
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See midcentury decor: https://romaarellano.com/shop/17249067/from-the-midcentury
For hacienda decor: https://romaarellano.com/shop/6877927/hacienda-taos-mexico
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