A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with the plain hexagonal design typical of the early 1700’s. The sliding top has a lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure.
Weight 226 grams, 7.2 troy ounces.
Height 12.6cm. Base 8.9 x 5.8cm.
Maker John Farnell.
Britannia standard silver – purity 95.8%*.
This caddy is identical to #10304.
Marks. Stamped on the body close to the base with a full set of English silver hallmarks, maker’s mark repeated underneath; lid with lion mark. The owner’s initials “A” over “S S” are inscribed below.
Maker: John Farnell
John Farnell, London silversmith, apprenticed to John Ash 1706, free 1714. Mark entered as largeworker 1714. 2nd mark (Sterling) 1720. Livery 1728. His mark is often found on hexagonal tea caddies.
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