19th Century Eggplant or Aubergine Tea Caddy
PRICE: $ 2500
Dimensions: H 12 cm Diameter 7cm
Look at this beautiful shaped tea-caddy.
The stalk unthreads to reveal a further stopper to the body of the caddy. Under the stalk and at the bottom you can see it used to be dark stained wood. By being used and handled the color became lighter.
Beautiful piece of Japanese hardwood, shaped and turned in to a hollow aubergine form, to hold a precious and expensive good tea.
The tip of the stalk and the 'leaves' are carved by hand.
Little professionally restored crack in the lid.
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