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Tea Caddy (Shantou, China), ca. 1900

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    Posted 5 years ago

    jensen
    (100 items)

    I have not been able to find much information about this pewter tea caddy (found on an antiques market), produced by a company called Kut Hing around 1900. The caddy is marked on the bottom and inside the lid with the company name and the name of the city, Swatow (now Shantou), a trading port from 1860. It is nicely decorated with a dragon in the side (common for Kut Hing items, apparently) and bamboo on the lid. It's a little battered here and there, but I guess that is common with the relatively soft pewter. I have very limited knowledge of Asian art - perhaps someone can add more info?

    Height: 10 cm (4 in.)

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It's a wonderful caddy. Jensen maybe this Facebook group could help?
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/185857384957780/?ref=group_browse_new
    2. jensen jensen, 5 years ago
      Thanks, everyone - and thanks, racer4four; yes, that might be of help!
    3. jensen jensen, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Ivonne!

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