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Regency Tea Caddy Bowl


Regency Tea Caddy Bowl

Fabulous thick cut lead crystal tea caddy bowl. With wonderful symmetrical wheel cut designs thatt look like eyes, with four swags underneath and six equally spaced fan shaped cuts to the top. The foot of the tea caddy bowl has a star cut base.

This wonderful English tea caddy bowl is in A1 condition.

Tea Caddies were made in a huge variety of styles and materials. Some contained fine cut glass bowls. The bowl is believed to be either for sugar, or for the purpose of mixing different varieties of tea to the drinker's personal taste.

In England in the 1700s, tea was an expensive commodity. To keep it safe, people would store it in a lockable Tea Chest or Tea Box, which eventually became known as a Tea Caddy (the word caddy is derived from the Malay "kati", a unit of weight by which tea was sold). As tea was too expensive to risk leaving in the presence of servants, the caddy would be kept in the drawing room. Subsequently, the Tea Caddy became an important & fashionable accessory for the home.

Provenance: Former antique glass specialist life long collection, London.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
US £65
Rest of the World £85

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Provenance: Former antique glass specialist life long collection, London.
Age C. 1815
Height 5 in  (12.70 cm)   Diameter 4.00 in  (10.16 cm)