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Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy - Antique George III 1782
REF: C5420 / LA351824
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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver locking tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional antique George III sterling silver locking tea caddy has an oval, serpentine shaped form. The body of this Georgian silver tea caddy box is embellished with bands of bright cut engraved and wriggle work interlacing scrolling ornamentation, accented with stylised quatrefoil designs and scalloped borders to the upper and lower portions. The tea caddy is further ornamented with a bright cut engraved oval cartouche to the anterior and posterior surfaces, each surmounted with an urn style design supporting leaf festoons. One cartouche displays a contemporary engraved coat of arms and the other bears the contemporary engraved initials 'WM'. This antique tea caddy retains the original hallmarked flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece. The cover is embellished with further bright cut engraved undulating borders, reflecting the decoration to the body. This impressive cover is surmounted with a cast sterling silver urn style finial, in the classic Adams style. This 18th century tea caddy is fitted with a fully working lock and functional key. Dimensions Length 13.5cm/5.3" Width 10.3cm/4.1" Width including key 12.7cm/5" Height 12.2cm/4.8" Weight 15.1 troy ounces/470g (including locking mechanism)
AC Silver has clarified that the Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy - Antique George III 1782 (LA351824) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1782
This Georgian silver tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition. The bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this 18th century tea caddy.
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This Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy - Antique George III 1782 is located in Newcastle, UK