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Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver locking double cover tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A2766
Price: £3,450.00
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Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian
Sterling Silver Locking Double Cover Tea Caddy - Antique Georgian

Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver locking tea caddy has a plain rounded rectangular form with incurved corners.


The surface of this caddy is plain and embellished to the lower portion of each side with fluted decoration.


This antique Georgian tea caddy is fitted with two opposing hallmarked flush hinged covers; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.


The caddy has an impressive angular thread decorated handle with incurved corners and accented with bifurcating leaf decorated terminals to either side.


The caddy retains the original fitted fully working locks and the original key.


Double covered caddies are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


Read a brief history of sterling silver tea caddies


Date: 1800

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body and part hallmarks to the interior of each cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 13.7cm/5.4"

Width 10.2cm/4"

Height to top of handle 18.5cm/7.3"


Weight


19.3 troy ounces/599g (including locking mechanism)


 
 
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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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