This exceptional antique George III sterling silver locking tea caddy has a navette, panelled shaped form.
The body of this silver tea caddy box is embellished with bands of bright cut engraved volute spiralling leaf ornamentation on a matte background to the upper and lower portions; these bands flank a plain undulating bordered panel.
The ornamentation to the surface of the caddy alternates with panels of concave vertical fluted decoration.
This antique Georgian tea caddy is retains the original hallmarked flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.
The cover is embellished with further bright cut engraved undulating borders accented with bud motifs, in addition to simplified borders paralleling the domed panelled portion; the domed portions reflects the incurved shape of the body.
This impressive cover is surmounted with a cast sterling silver urn style finial, in the classic Adams style.
The caddy retains the original fitted fully working lock and functional key.
This sterling silver tea caddy is a highly desirable shape and style.
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