An Extremely Rare Irish Killarneyware Arbutus Double Tea Caddy of sarcophagus form with domed hinged lid, complete with original fitted interior, late Nineteenth Century.
The domed top with views of Muckross and Glena Cottage executed in pyrography within a chevron inlaid banding with a further outer herringbone inlay.
Note found inside from a previous owner (see image).
Condition: Superb untouched condition with no losses, nice original surface patination.
Width: 8.25" (21cm). Height: 5.25" (13.5cm). Depth: 4.52 (11.5cm).
Shipped to Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.
MUCKROSS ABBEY: is one of the major ecclesiastical sites in Killarney National Park County Kerry Ireland. It was founded in 1448 as a FranciscanFriary. It has had a violent history and has been damaged and reconstructed many times. To-day the Abbey is largely roofless, although apart from this it is is generally quite well preserved. Its most striking feature is a central courtyard which houses a large Yew Tree and is surrounded by a vaulted cloister.
GLENA COTTAGE: Originally buil by Lady Kenmare for the use of friends and visitors to the Lakes of Killarney. It was burned down in 1922. Associated with the Browne family. Famous by virtue of the fact that Queen Victoria had lunch here during her 1861 visit to Killarney.