Vintage English Ironstone Red Transferware Tea Caddy Jenny Lind Figural Face Shaped Handles Lidded Jar
Brand Royal Crownford
Red / PINK TRANSFER WARE Lidded Tea Caddy w/ Twin Figural Face Handles
For consideration is this gorgeous red/pink Staffordshire transferware lidded box or caddy. The handles are beautifully detailed, figural faces. The pattern is Jenny Lind, named after the famous opera singer, aka The Swedish Nightingale.
The box and lid depict Victorian people looking through a telescope at the castle & mountains in the far distance.
Measures 5.5" handle to handle x 5" tall x just under 4.5" wide
Condition: Small chip on underside of lid which does not show from top.
Marked: Royal Crownford Ironstone England
Over the many years of collecting I've been fortunate enough to acquire both a red and a brown one of these. I use one in the bathroom for cotton balls/q-tips and one on my desk for small office supplies.
ABOUNT JENNY LIND: Johanna Maria Lind better known as Jenny Lind, was a Swedish-born opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". She is known for her performances in soprano roles in Sweden and Europe, as well as for an extraordinarily popular tour of America beginning in 1850 promoted by P T Bailey (Barnum & bailey), and for her philanthropic work. Her fame garnered many commemorative items of which many still are produced and named after her today.