Antique Imperial Russia Papier Mache Tea Caddy Box “Troika“ Lid Lacquer Painting, B.L. Vishnikov 19th Century

Antique Imperial Russia hand-painted and lacquered Papier Mache Tea Caddy/Box dating to the late 19th century. The caddy is rectangular, its lid has an intricately painted image of a "troika," horses pulling a sled with young horsemen and his family galloping through a snowy winter scene. The interior of the lid has a red lacquered maker’s mark written in Cyrillic - B.L. Vishnikov and also six honorary medals. The caddy's black lacquer interior has two compartments covered with lids. One is 2 ¾” wide for green tea and another is 3 ¾” wide for black tea. Overall is in very good condition for its age. Measures 7 ½” L x 4 7/8”D x 4 5/8”H.

Antique Regency Blond Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy. England 1840’s

An antique English Regency Blond Tortoiseshell tea caddy that dates to the 1840s. Its top is decorated with sterling silver strings and a brass knob. The interior is fitted with two lidded compartments and it has the original working lock with a sterling silver escutcheon. There is no key. The caddy has its original brass figural tea caddy spoon to scoop tea marked R.N. 549897. The tea caddy is in excellent condition and is an exceptionally fine example. Size 7" W x 4" D x 5" H