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Piece: English regency tea caddy
Tea was introduced to the English court in 1662. Initially it was very expensive, but by the
18th Century more households were drinking it and people wanted a container to keep
their precious tealeaves fresh and safe. The cabinetmaker saw an opportunity to introduce
something shaped from wood to satisfy this market. This gave rise to all types of caddies
and boxes. This sarcophagus-shaped tea caddy with a fit ted interior is made from walnut
and features a carved ivory knob and escutcheon.
249 Stirling Hwy, Claremont, (08) 9284 4469.
LAUDER AND HOWARD
Piece: Imari charger
An Imari "Dutch merchants" charger, this wonderful piece is a late 19th Century version
of a 17th Century original which celebrates The Dutch East India Company's first forays
into the Japanese market. Imari was the port from where most of the Japanese porcelains
were shipped to the West. This beautiful piece has a border of images featuring Dutch
merchants and their vessels.
17 Blinco Street, Fremantle, (08) 9339 1120, lauderandhoward.com.au.
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