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SOLD - Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique Victorian

An exceptional and unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver tea caddy; part of our silver teaware collection

SKU: W5227
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique tea caddy has a nine lobed loosely triangular, tapering form onto a collet foot.


The upper portion of each lobe is embellished with a panel of chased decoration, displaying trelliswork, decorated scale or triangular designs.


The chased panels are bordered by two bands of an inverted stud design.


The lower portion of the body of this antique tea caddy is ornamented with a tapering ‘picket fence’ style design embellished with thread decoration.


The upper surface of the tea caddy is embellished with Arabesque floral and foliate chased decoration.


This antique tea caddy is fitted with the original hallmarked plain interior push fit cover, surmounted by a bun (bagle) style finial and and exterior push fit cover.


The sides of the exterior push fit cover are embellished with chased water leaf decoration.


Further chased water leaf decoration emanates from the centre of the top of the cover in a concentric fashion. This unusual Victorian tea caddy retains its original gilt interior.


Date: 1885

Condition


This antique tea caddy is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tea caddy are partially rubbed, and part hallmarks struck to both covers are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of cover 10cm/3.9”

Height to rim 7cm/2.75”

Diameter of top 9.8cm/3.8”

Diameter of base 4.9cm/1.8”


 
 
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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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