Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900

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Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Unusual medium tea box and lid in brass of a square shape with shark skin pattern surface and a Neo-Classical scene; antique English Victorian circa 1900.

Condition: some dents

Size: Wide: 10 cm Height: 14 cm

Style note — Neo-classical style looks back at and draws its design inspiration from the ancient Greece and Rome, and uses those elements in decoration. Most neo-classical items are defined by straight and clean lines, elegant repetitive floral patterns, floral garlands and gadrooning.

Facts of Lavish History bits — large imports of tea to Europe from China began in the 17th century. Tea arrived along with the spice trade and other luxury goods, such as porcelain.

Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900
Medium Brass Tea Box, English Circa 1900