It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
Georgian Fruitwood Tea Caddy (c. 1800 England) // The caddy in the form of a pear. The lid with a single brass hinge and carved stem opens to an interior with original tea box pewter lining. To the front, a simple iron escutcheon. The base with green cloth. All of good colour and patination with wood grain forming part of the character. English, circa 1800 // Price GBP 4450 (Pound Sterling) // - Maria Elena Garcia - ► www.pinterest.com/megardel/ ◀︎