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Georgian 1790 Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy by Henry Chawner



An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver locking tea caddy by Henry Chawner; an addition to our silver tea ware collection. This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy has an oval incurved shaped form. The upper and lower portions of the body are encompassed with bands of undulating wrigglework decoration. This English silver tea caddy retains the original hallmarked domed flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the Fine quality of this piece. The cover is embellished with further wrigglework decoration and is surmounted with the original, exceptional cast sterling silver bud style finial. The caddy retains the original fitted fully working lock and key. Condition This English tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The wrigglework decoration is very crisp and the cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the caddy and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Dimensions Length 13.5cm/5.3" Width 8.9cm/3.5" Height 15.7cm/6.2" Weight 11.8 troy ounces/367g Maker: Henry Chawner Date: 1792 Origin: London, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Georgian silverware.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.2 in. (15.75 cm)Width: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Depth: 5.3 in. (13.47 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A90131stDibs: LU120029561213

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    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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