An attractive antique silver tea box of shaped bombay form on scroll feet and having a pull off lid with bird finial. Embossed decoration of flowers and scrolls. Engraved to the front is a monogram of intertwined initials in old fashioned script.
Weight 366 grams, 11.7 troy ounces.
Height 16 cm. Measurements (max) width 9.2 x depth 8 cm.
Maker George Methuen.
George Methuen, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark as largeworker 1743. Somewhat an elusive figure, Grimwade describes his work as of high standard and finish, his main output being salvers, dinner plates and dishes.