Here we have on offer - a beautiful artifact from the art nouveau period - a pot made from brass with what appears to be a lead lining. Believed to be a tea caddy.
The outside of the pot is profuse with Art Nouveau detailed patterns - dragon flies, tulips, shells, etc - please study all the pictures.
Removing the lid reveals an inner lid. Its heavy, and its possibly lead.
Perhaps this was a storage jar for something. A lead lining suggests preserves or even ice.
One small makers mark in the centre of the base - its difficult to make out what it is - but a very complex mark. Perhaps Erhard & Sohne?
Look at the quality of the workmanship in the whole thing. This would have been a very expensive item in it's day.
A lot of character and charm. Please come and view without obligation.
This is a genuine antique item (please study all the pictures).
Can be delivered to anywhere in mainland UK at extra cost - please enquire.
If you have any questions about this item - email or telephone
Height = 13 cms (5 inches)
Max diameter = 11 cms (4.25 inches)
A cool piece - with a great olde-tyme look - you may never see another like this.
Ideal for your dining room, conservatory, or wherever you choose.