Title: Art Nouveau English Ridgways Tea Tin Early 20th CSize: 8 ¾” (22.2 cm) tall x 5 ½” (14.0 cm) diameter.Description: A very unusually shaped tea tin from England with tin lithography designs of 18th century English beauties. The thinly-walled tea tin is a tube that rises from a round crimped flattened base. There are two long handles jutting from the top and attaching to the round base. The base has a very shallow foot. A matching lid with round button finial completes the tin. The tea tin is light and rests flat on a surface. The base has black lettering for the RIDGWAYS 5 O’Clock TEA. There is a central Royal Armorial to "Late Queen Victoria". It has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The chief depot is King William Street in London England. There is a statement that they will only guarantee the contents of the tin if the tape seal is unbroken. There is a large RIDGWAYS script on a gold background on the lid underside. MEASUREMENTS 8 ¾” (22.2 cm) tall x 5 ½” (14.0 cm) diameter. Weighs 9.4 oz (265 g) CONDITION The lid finial is dented and a little crooked. There is a very shallow dent by the lady wearing a green hat and a very shallow dent on the base center. There is spotting from rust on the surface of the interior. There are myriad losses to the tin litho design. This tin is old and well used. A great unusually shaped tin to add to a collection or to even keep your tea bags in.
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