Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory tea caddy. Overall decorated with florals and both sidrs with an Akonost (bird of paradise) and edges with gilt trim. Based marked under glaze with the cypher of Tsar Nicholas II and dated 1914
Tea Equipage by the great goldsmith Paul de Lamerie, 1735, has a set of 12 cast whiplash teaspoons, a mote spoon, an unusual pair of tea tongs, two knives were used to cut cane sugar, two tea caddies, a sugar caddy and a milk jug, all silver monogrammed; all these are housed in an elegant, silver mounted, velvet lined and fitted shagreen box. The knives (used to cut the cane-sugar) and the sugar nippers were supplied by a specialist John Allen.