It was used then as we use our lunch boxes or picnic baskets today. The tea pot is decorated with hand paintings of birds, flowers and people. It has the typical pink and green coloring found on this type of ware. There is a removable lid and handle.The tea pot is 5 3/4 tall with the lid. It has a base diameter of 4 1/2. It is in good antique condition, with only some minor gold loss to the rim of the spout. It has the same floral and people decorations and match perfectly with the tea pot. It measures 2 1/4" tall and have a top diameter of 2 5/8". To me the best part of this antique is the straw or wicker original case. It has an oval shape and brass fittings. The lining is in wonderful condition. It is mostly pink and red floral, with one section showing green leaves. The wicker shows some discoloration, and very minimal loss to the wicker (substantially more than 99 percent intact).
What a wonderful item to take to your picnic. The item "Gorgeous Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Tea Pot & (1) Cups In Wicker Case" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots".The seller is "steinerbrothers" and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.