Japanese Aubergine Shaped Tea Caddy

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Japanese Aubergine Shaped Tea Caddy

 

A very unusual 19th century Japanese turned fruit wood caddy in the shape of an Aubergine (eggplant or brinjal).

The main body of the caddy is signed with a row of Japanese characters.

The leaf shaped lid has a fine thread to screw on and underneath is a small turned inner lid with a knob handle.

The caddy is in original condition but does have a split going down the grain. (Circa 1890)

Height 15cm (5.9 inches)
Diameter 6.6cm (2.6 inches)