Miniature Antique Tunbridge Ware Tea Caddy - very rare.

A stunning and very rare eight-sided miniature antique Tunbridge ware tea caddy measuring just 10cms. X 6 cms. X 8cms high standing on ball feet. During the 1830`s James Burrows developed the tessellated mosaic technique which has become the most well known type of Tunbridge ware. The lid opens to reveal a double compartment interior with lift-off lids decorated with a fine boxwood stringing and small ball knobs. The underside of the caddy and the underside of the lid retain their original paper. A superb example of a miniature Tunbridge ware tea caddy.