An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy

GEORGE SMITH, II (worked from c.1750)

An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy

1786 London

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A Beautiful Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy of serpentine shape with fine bright- cut engraving. The front of the caddy is finely engraved with the armorials pertaining to the Percy Family (Dukes of Northumberland) . The hinged lid is surmounted with an original ivory in the shape of a pineapple with splayed leaves. Height 6 inches 15.2 cm, base 5.25 x 3.75 inches 12.8 cm x 9.7 cm. Weight 11 troy oz.
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The word "caddy" was derived from the Malaysian work "kati", meaning approximately one and one fifth's of a pound in weight. The cost of tea during the seventieth century was high, forty shillings per pound in 1664 but much higher in price when heavily taxed in the eighteenth century; that is why a lot of the caddies made between 1760-1810 are fitted with a lock and key.
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W18x11
Medium
Tea Caddy
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