Very nice wooden tea box that was used for displaying Green Tea from Japan for (IGA) Independent Grocers Alliance Food Stores. At one time it had a beautiful green advertising insert that was displayed under the cover bottom. When the cover was raised the advertising insert was seen.
Nicely made wooden box with dovetail sides. Nice sturdy hinge that runs the entire length of the back. Has a secure push button slide closure. The entire inside including the cover is lined with metal. (This would make for a nice cigar or cigarette humidor.)
The top cover has an Oriental design that looks to me like a Dragon. I'm not sure what the white stain is from. It was there when I purchased this five years ago. There are some white spots on the metal inside. No rust!
The wood color varies from picture to picture depending on the light while taking the picture.
I have no idea what kind of wood was used. I am not sure what kind of trees grow in Japan. Same with the metal..I'm not familiar with metal. I can tell you a magnet doesn't adhere. It does on the upper silver colored rim. Sorry!
Measures app: L = 15.5" H = 10.5" W = 11"
The bottom is marked Made In Japan.
This is a really great collectible for anyone collecting wooden tea boxes / tea caddy's or just plain kool wooden boxes. If so.... this is for you!!!
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