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Rare 17th Century German Pewter Octagonal Tea Canister, 1679!

Rare 17th Century German Pewter Octagonal Tea Canister, 1679!

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Pewter: Pre 1700: Item # 1491458
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A very early pewter water bottle / tea canister, made in the mid 17th. century and dated on the lid 1679!

The 17th century equivalent to a lunch box. this antique pewter receptacle kept liquids warm or cold over 350 years ago.

The octagonal vessel with a screw top features and an embellished ring handle. As something unique, it also has a spout with screw lid, hanging in a chain, fastened to the body with a small bird-shaped fitting. A museum quality item with all 8 panels finely engraved with flowers!

Highly sought after and collectable and it doesn't come better as a type, the holy grail really.

Size: 15,5 x 15 cm.

Condition: Good Very fine for the very early vessel, signs of much use and patina, completely intact with engravings in great shape.

Provenance: Private Collection of Bjørn De Roepstorff, an important Danish castle / mansion collection of Early European antiques.