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Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique early Georgian English Britannia standard silver tea caddy; an addition to our diverse silver teaware collection

SKU: W8642
Price: £4,950.00
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Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)
Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George I (1714)

Description


This exceptional antique George I Britannia* standard silver tea caddy has a classic plain rectangular rounded waisted form.


The swept shoulders, waisted body and domed spreading base are all plain and unembellished.


This tea caddy box retains the original hallmarks push fit cover surmounted to a central subtly elevated platform with the original and unusual faceted lobed silver finial, securing to the interior with a screw.


This impressive caddy, crafted by the London silversmith Ebenezer Roe, has a fine patination**.


The hallmarks of this impressive early Georgian original tea caddy remain very clear considering the age of the piece; tea caddies of this age, quality and in such an exceptional condition are becoming increasingly scarce.


* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).


** Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


Date: 1714

Condition


This antique tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full Britannia silver hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim of the tea caddy box and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of early Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 8.9cm/3.5"

Width 6cm/2.4"

Height to top of finial 14.4cm/5.7"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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