Sterling Silver Tea Caddy - Aesthetic Style - Antique George III (1780)

GBP 5,950.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver tea caddy made in the Aesthetic style; an addition to our silver teaware collection

This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy has a cylindrical form.

The upper and lower portions of this Aesthetic style silver tea caddy is embellished with bands of bright cut engraved floral bud designs; further vertical bands segment the body into five equal portions, each encompassed with undulating wrigglework borders.

The anterior portion of the body is ornamented with a bright cut engraved rectangular cut cornered cartouche encompassed with a radiating simplified floral and scrolling foliate decoration and featuring the contemporary engraved crest of a lion’s head collared and erased.

The further four segments bear the bright cut engraved Chinese symbols representing the four seasons: spring (春 / chun), summer (夏 / xia), autumn (秋 / qiu) and winter (冬 / dong)

This antique silver tea caddy retains the original hallmarked flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.

The cover is encompassed with further bands of bright cut engraved decoration, reflecting the designs to the body.

This impressive cover is surmounted with the original, exceptional carved wood and sterling silver pineapple style finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment.

This exceptional example of Georgian silverware features a rare design and is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

Weight
8.5 troy ounces/264g

Object History

Maker: Charles Aldridge & Henry Green
Date: 1780
Origin: London, England

Object Literature

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Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase.

Object Condition

This Aesthetic style silver tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The bright cut engraved and wrigglework decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the caddy and lion passant to the interior of the cover are all very clear; the maker’s mark to the underside has wear in keeping with age and location.

Object Details

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35b St Georges Terrace
Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

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VAT: GB 500 0310 42