Tea Storage Box in Brass, English Circa 1900
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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.