An ornate antique 19th century tea caddy adorned with Dutch working-class people going about their daily lives & tasks. (gathering wheat/tending the land, playing with the dog, playing instruments, riding horses, etc.). The caddy opens from the top as well as from the unique, sliding trap bottom for easy refilling. - Made in Amsterdam, Netherlands. - At least .833 silver fineness
Height: 5 ⅜”
Width: 3 ¼" Depth: 2” 1 ¼" diameter top cap & opening
Approx. Weight: 184g
Silver Marks: - “C” (in a font that dates it around 1879-1890) - a crowned shield with 2 saint Andrew crosses (mark, made in Amsterdam, Netherlands) - another shield mark with what appears to be a soldier or working-class figure (unknown) - a six-point “star”
Condition: Beautiful age-related condition. This tea caddy would be enhanced with a good hand polish.Please see all photos for complete description.
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