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Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Regency Style - Antique Georgian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique George III English sterling silver tea caddy in the Regency style; an addition to our Georgian silver teaware collection

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Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Regency Style - Antique Georgian

Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver tea caddy has a plain Regency style bombe shaped form.


The incurved corners to each edge are ornamented with applied ribbed borders, simulating a panelled effect to the plain waisted body.


The front surface is embellished with a fine and impressive bright cut engraved crest displaying out of a ducal coronet a phoenix, wings extended.


This antique tea caddy retains the original plain domed hallmarked hinged cover embellished with further applied gadroon style decoration to the rim.


The cover is surmounted with the original sterling silver rectangular chamfered finial.


The lower portion of this Georgian silver tea caddy is supported by an impressive pierced decorated gallery incorporating chased leaf decorated bracket style feet in the Regency style.


The maker's mark of this impressive piece is part of the missing marks register for largeworkers and remains untraced.


Read a brief history of sterling silver tea caddies


Date: 1770

Condition


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

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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside and lion passant to the sleeve of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Georgian tea caddy.


Dimensions


Length 10.5cm/4.1"

Width 8.8cm/3.5"

Height to top of finial 13.5cm/5.3"


Weight


10 troy ounces/311g


 
 
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