Georgian sterling silver tea caddy London 1775

Item number: 60144

A George III sterling silver tea caddy,
London 1775 by Edward Cooper

The cylindrical body of this drum shaped tea caddy decorated with an ornamental engraved frieze to the top and bottom. The engraving on the lid of analogous pattern and crowned by a central knob in the shape of a naturalistic branch. The front showing a cartouche with the engraved family crest of an English aristocratic family in the shape of a unicorn.
Very elegant Georgian tea caddy with masterfully realised and completely unrubbed engraving. Also to mention that there are no repairs or damages to the object. These kind of tea caddies were en vogue for a short time only between 1770 and 1775.

9.4 cm / 3.7″ diameter, 9.0 cm / 3.54″ tall to the rim, 11.4 cm / 4.48″ height (including knob); 377.4 g / 8.96 oz