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Rare  Chinese Export Red Lacquer Melon-form Tea Caddy

Rare Chinese Export Red Lacquer Melon-form Tea Caddy

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Accessories: Frames: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1485887

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Rare Antique Chinese Export red lacquer melon-form tea caddy with six loebed sides, three gilt dragon paw feet, gilt decoration of figures in gardens on body and hinged lid with carved “stem,” opening to a similarly shaped tin liner. Circa 1825. Height, 5.5”; Diameter, 6.25” Gourds and mellons had a particular significance in Chinese culture.

See: ”Antique Boxes”by Clark and O’Kelly, figure #238 and our #620 for a similar example.