A square cut glass tea caddy or container with a large mouth and stopper, bevelled corners, and twenty four point rayed star to the base. The caddy has a gilt metal neck ring, relief wreath and garland embellished gilt metal cover, and sits in an ormolu mount decorated in the Neoclassical manner with winged caryatids, further wreaths and garlands, as well as conjoined flower head and scrollwork bands. Condition: light surface age and use wear; minor cleaning residue; nothing further found. Circa 1880, possibly earlier, French, unmarked, the glass probably Baccarat or St. Louis. Dimensions based on centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 13.5cm/5.5in, width 8.8cm/3.5in.
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