Description This tea caddy has a domed, hinged top, whereas the coffee caddy (44.952) is distinguished by its removable, bulbous top. The decoration with its large blossoms, fretwork, dragon heads, and spirals and yellow and blue color scheme is decidedly Chinese-inspired.
Provenance Sale, Juvel og Kunst, Copenhagen, December 7, 1970 (as 11th Artel for Fabergé); puchased by Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., 1970; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Symbols] On base: circular kokoshnik right, kokoshnik right, delta, 84, 11A
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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