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Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy - Antique Early Victorian (1840)

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

SKU: W8814

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Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy - Antique Early Victorian (1840)


This exceptional antique early Victorian sterling silver tea caddy has an octagonal panelled baluster shaped form onto a spreading collet foot.

Each panel of this fine tea caddy is embellished with bright cut engraved angular interlacing ribbon designs, incorporating four vacant shaped cartouches.

This early Victorian tea caddy is fitted with a lock ornamented with decorative rose head fitments.

This impressive caddy has a hallmarked domed panelled cushion style hinged cover embellished with further bright cut engraved interlacing designs accented with floral motifs.

The cover is surmounted by the original cushion shaped silver finial ornamented with scaled bright cut engraved decoration reflecting that of the cover.

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Date: 1840


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

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the base and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover are very clear.

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


Length 9.6cm/3.75"

Width 11.6cm/4.6"

Height to top of finial 14.8cm/5.8"


15 troy ounces/467g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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