This listing is for a wonderful Victorian antique tea caddy. It is silver plated, marked Shield Brand, Superior Electro Plate, Made in England on the base.
The top is adorned with a kangaroo, there are lions heads on either side. It is beautifully engraved with flowers and leaves. There is a very solid hinge on the back of the lid. Inside is a piece of cardboard that came with it - this was Second Prize in a Wheat Crop Competition.An unusual piece of Australiana that could still be used as a tea caddy or for a variety of other storage purposes. Approx 16cm x 13cm x 17cm high.
There are holes near the lions mouths where silver rings would have originally have been. Could be replaced, but it looks quite okay without them. There is some plate wear and scratches consistent with use and age. Could do with a bit of a polish.We love unique, Celtic and vintage designs and that's what you will find in our. Our stock includes designs not seen in the main street jewellery shops. We also exhibit and sell at some of the larger Celtic festivals in Australia. With some designs we only have very limited quantities.
You'll find some collectables for sale in our store as well. Have a look at our other other items - you might see something else you like. We will advise when your item is posted. No one can predict these delays.
We describe items as accurately as we can. We have had items arrive internationally by air in 5 days, some take 8 weeks. It is usually in between but please be patient, some items just seem to take longer than others (even to the same destination). These charges are the buyers responsibility, if they are applicable. The item "Victorian Antique Silver Plated Old Tea Caddy 1890s Vintage Australiana Kangaroo" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate". The seller is "yoda007" and is located in Southern New South Wales.
This item can be shipped to Australia, North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, New Zealand.