A fine and impressive antique Austro-Hungarian locking tea caddy; part of our continental silverware collection
This antique silver
has an oval bombe form onto four bracket style feet. tea caddy
The body of this
antique tea caddy is embellished with a bright cut engraved strapwork design, incorporating floral motifs.
The tea caddy is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover, which retains the impressive original finial modelled in the form of a capercaillie.
The cover is further ornamented with a band of bright cut engraved decoration incorporating floral motifs.
tea caddy retains its original Austro-Hungarian gilt interior.
The tea caddy has a lock, however the key is missing, therefore the caddy cannot be secured shut.
The hallmarks struck to the surface of this fine antique tea caddy include:
Possibly "FG" Maker’s Mark:
Denotes 800 standard silver, used between 1872 and 1922 Dianakopf (Diana's Head):
Untraced City Mark:
silver tea caddy is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The bright cut engraved decoration is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tea caddy and to the cover are very clear, however the maker's mark is not struck clearly.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Austro-Hungarian silverware.
Height to top of finial 14.7cm/5.8"
15 troy ounces/467g
Read a brief history about antique silver tea caddies.
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