Early ship captains hand painted enamel on wood tea box c circa 1820. This tea box or container is all original and in excellent condition. There is some minor wear, which is to be expected of a box from this period. It retains its three removable pewter tea containers, one with a slide, and two with covers and inserts. The top is painted with the owner's initials below an anchor, which means the owner was a ship captain. The box measures 9.5 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep, and 5.25 inches high. The design is very typical of the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867). If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.