The sides with several scenes of Chinese life, including figures in garden setting, a Chinese general on horse approaches a guarded walled city. Scrolling leaf and flower borders. Well fit cover with center shield, never monogrammed. Framed by dragons battle for sacred pearl amidst streaming fire. This late 19th century Chinese export silver tea caddy is 3 3/4 inches. Across and weighs 9 standard ounces. Tests solid silver, coin purity or higher. In very fine condition. Rich silver patina throughout. The dragon caddy sells worldwide. The item “Chinese Export Silver Tea Caddy c1890 Dragons Tax Collector +” is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Tea Caddies”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: silver
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original