Archive for the 'Tea Caddy' Category

19
Feb
14

Apple Fruit Wood Tea Caddy with Lock & Key

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS APPLE FRUIT WOOD TEA CADDY WITH LOCK & KEY ON MILLYS MARVELS

Apple Fruit Wood Tea Caddy with Lock & Key

Apple Fruit Wood Tea Caddy with Lock & Key

 

You are viewing a charming Apple fruit wood tea caddy. The caddy is in the shape of an Apple and has a stalk sprouted from the top. The Apple has a gorgeous spherical shape. The caddy comes complete with key and is zinc lined which helped to keep the tea fresh. The wood has a beautiful patina and finish. Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 12cm x 11cm

Tea was introduced to England from China in the middle of the 17th century.  Although there are earlier references of its use by traders in China, it was not until 1657 that we have the first account of its sale in England. Together with the fragrant leaf came the respect for this drink and the ceremonial way in which it was to be prepared and drunk. Tea was pivotal in the history of Britain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Tea Caddies were kept by the wealthy to store their tea. The tea caddies were lined with zinc to help keep the tea fresh. The tea caddies had a lock and key to stop temptation from the maids prying hands. The key was often kept hung from a chain around the owner’s waist. Tea caddies reflected their owners wealth and status.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS APPLE FRUIT WOOD TEA CADDY WITH LOCK & KEY ON MILLYS MARVELS

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14
Feb
14

Melon Fruitwood Tead Caddy

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS MELON FRUITWOOD TEAD CADDY ON MILLYS MARVELS

Melon Fruitwood Tead Caddy

Melon Fruitwood Tead Caddy

 

You are viewing a charming Melon fruit wood tea caddy. The caddy is in the shape of a Melon and has a stalk sprouted from the top. The Melon Caddy has a gorgeous shape. The caddy comes complete with key and is zinc lined which helped to keep the tea fresh. The wood has a beautiful patina and finish. Condition: Good

Dimensions: 14.5cm x 11cm

Tea was introduced to England from China in the middle of the 17th century.  Although there are earlier references of its use by traders in China, it was not until 1657 that we have the first account of its sale in England. Together with the fragrant leaf came the respect for this drink and the ceremonial way in which it was to be prepared and drunk. Tea was pivotal in the history of Britain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Tea Caddies were kept by the wealthy to store their tea. The tea caddies were lined with zinc to help keep the tea fresh. The tea caddies had a lock and key to stop temptation from the maids prying hands. The key was often kept hung from a chain around the owner’s waist. Tea caddies reflected their owners wealth and status.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS MELON FRUITWOOD TEAD CADDY ON MILLYS MARVELS




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