Antique and Vintage Tea Caddies
Whether they were made of porcelain or pewter, exotic woods or sterling silver, tea caddies protected what were once the world's most valuable leaves. In the West, the practice of storing tea in caddies paralleled the rise in popularity of the beverage during the 17th century. Like the tea, many of these caddies were produced in China for export. Most were made of porcelain and were either decorated and glazed in China or shipped as unadorned...