A rather striking pair of finely wrought Chinese export silver gilt filigreed tea caddies with enamel decoration. Of lobed form covered in a fine mesh ground, with each lobe decorated with a brilliantly enameled flowering branch with perched birds amongst blossoms and berries of inset colored hardstones, the covers surmounted with a fanciful filigreed knop. In extraordinarily fine condition with only the loss of one small hardstone ‘berry’, otherwise just beautifully done, the enamels of the finest nuance and shading. Measuring 7″ tall. 20th century.