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Antique George III 1790s Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy



An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver locking tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional antique George III sterling silver locking tea caddy has a navette, paneled shaped form. The body of this silver tea caddy box is embellished with bands of bright cut engraved volute spiraling 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 covers; 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 paneled 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. Condition: This Georgian silver tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body and part hallmarks to the interior of each cover are all very clear. Dimensions: Length 15.3cm/6" Width 10.2cm/4" Height 15.4cm/6.1" Weight: 19.4 troy ounces/604g (including locking mechanism) Maker: Michael Plummer Date: 1794 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 piece of Georgian silverware.


  • Creator
    Michael Plummer (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.1 in. (15.5 cm)Width: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A95161stDibs: LU1200217569391

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    US$139.83 Standard Shipping
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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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