For sale is a Tea caddy of rectangular form with canted corners. It has a flat shoulder and an upright neck. It has Chinese Imari motif decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. The original cover is missing and is fitted with an unmarked silver plated mount. The silver plate is gone on the outside (base metal of brass is exposed).
I left to outside unpolished as not to disturb the dark natural patina of the brass. On the inside of the cover the silver plate is in very good condition. Decorated with different flowering plants like; peony, aster, and cherry growing among a central cartouche with a building landscape with various flowering plants. On the flat shoulder there are two cartouches filled with vine like flowering plants with single flower heads. Many flowering plants all have their own symbolism; depicted together they also symbolize nature's wealth, and hence riches.
Height including cover is 5 1/2" (139.8 mm) Height excluding cover is 4" (101.6 mm) 2 1/4' (57.1 mm) wide and 3 3/4" long (95.25 mm) 1" (25.4 mm) neck height and about 1 (25.4 mm) mouth rim and the weight including top is about 9 ounces. Please carefully examine photos to confirm description and issues. The item "18th Century Qianlong Chinese Imari Decorated Tea Caddy, 1720 to 1740" is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Tea Caddies".The seller is "20ebuy10" and is located in Cumming, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.