This ceramic tea caddy by the Queen's Grocer, Fortum and Mason.
A fortunate and lovely find.
Fortum and Mason located in Piccadilly, London.
Founded in 1707.
In 2007 they celebrated their tercentenary, producing a number of goods
and collectable items such as this limited edition hand painted tea
caddy with their special blend of white tea.
Tercentenary Tea Caddy
71/500 limited edition.
I still can't believe I found this in an Op Shop.
Still in its original box with the white tea
package unopened and in perfect condition.
I suspect it may have found its way to Australia via David Jones
or perhaps a traveller bought it back from holiday.
White tea blend.
However it found its way to Australia and that little
Victorian rural Op Shop may never be known - but I'm
pleased I walked into the shop when I did.
It's mine and it's a keeper!
''Thrifting, a pirates life for me...''