This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy has an oval form.
The surface of the tea caddy is plain and unembellished, with an applied reed decorated border to the upper and lower rims.
This antique silver tea caddy retains the original hallmarked domed flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.
The cover is surmounted with the original and exceptional silver topped oval button style finial.
This antique Georgian tea caddy is fitted with a fully working lock and key.
The initials within the maker's marks, in addition to the standardisation of the surround could pertain to a multitude of antique silversmiths; these silvermsiths include William Stephenson, William Sutton and William Sumner II.
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