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SOLD - Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: W9647
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SOLD - Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
SOLD - Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy has a rectangular panelled spreading form.


The surface of the tea caddy is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved strapwork style decoration accented with simplified stemmed leaf motifs.


The decoration to the body incorporates a shaped vacant cartouche to either side.


The shaped upper rim is ornamented with an impressive applied bead decorated border.


The tea caddy retains the original domed hallmarked hinged cover embellished with further bright cut engraved leaf ornamentation.


The cover is surmounted with the original, very fine and impressive sterling silver crest style finial depicting a horse’s head issuing out of a castle.


The shaped lower portion of this Victorian silver tea caddy is supported by integrated applied scrolling decoration with an incurved design to each corner.


Date: 1856

Condition


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

The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tea caddy are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 13.9cm/5.5"

Width 11.6cm/4.6"

Height to top of finial 16cm/6.3"


 
 
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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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