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Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George III

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A7382

Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George III
Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Antique George III


This magnificent antique George III sterling silver tea caddy has an oblong shaped form.

The anterior and posterior surfaces of the shaped body are embellished with embossed and chased scenes of a figure gathering fruit from overhead foliage, with a conical structure in the background.

This scene is surmounted with a winged oriental dragon design to the upper portion, its tail entwining the surround ornamentation and scales emanating across the upper rounded portion.

Either end of this Georgian tea caddy is ornamented with a swept tiered building, reflecting the same Chinoiserie style as the aforementioned sides.

Each scene is bordered with impressive opposing scroll designs accented with shaped panels of scale textures with shell motifs and incorporating a continuation of stemmed floral and foliate designs to each corner.

The upper portion of this impressive tea caddy is fitted with an elevated plain rounded, rectangular rim and retains the original hinged hallmarked cover with impressive an impressive stemmed floral and foliate decorated finial.

This magnificent Georgian tea caddy is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

Read a brief history of antique silver tea caddies

Date: 1761


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

The embossed and chased decoration is all exceptionally sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the caddy and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are clear in keeping with age and location.

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


Length 10cm/3.9"

Width 6.6cm/2.6"

Height 15.3cm/6"


12.4 troy ounces/384g

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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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