An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case.  Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.

An exceptionally fine and rare pair of George II Tea Caddies, with matching Sugar/Mixing Bowl, in their original silver mounted shagreen case. Made in London in 1758 by Samuel Taylor.

1758 London

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The Tea Caddies and Sugar Bowl stand on a cast shaped foot chased with Rococo scrolls and flower heads. The baluster shaped main bodies are decorated with spiral fluting, as well as floral sprays. The pull off covers are decorated in the same manner as the main body and terminate in a very unusual Squirrel finial. All three pieces are engraved with a contemporary Armorial, within a scroll and flowerhead cartouche. Each piece is fully marked in the foot and with the maker's mark and sterling mark in the cover. The decoration is still extremely crisp, as they have been kept in their original case since 1758. Samuel Taylor was a specialist Caddy maker, of fine quality, whose mark is solely confined to these items. He had workshops in Maiden Lane when this set was made.

The Armorial is that of the Slaney family, specifically for Plowden Slaney Esq., of Hatton Grange and Walford Manor, County Shropshire. He was born in 1724 and succeeded his father, Robert Aglionby Slaney, in 1757. In 1761 he married Martha, daughter and co-heiress to Humphrey Pitt of Prior's Lee, County Shropshire. It is most probable that these Caddies were purchased upon his succession to the Slaney estates and fortune.

The Caddies are contained within their original silver mounted shagreen case. The interior is divided into three sections and is velvet lined. The case stands on four silver claw and ball feet, has shaped silver hinges and displays a beautiful scroll work escutcheon. The swan neck handle has a most beautiful pierced scroll plate, which displays the mark of the specialist mount maker, John Watkins, "On London Bridge."

Height of the Sugar Bowl: 6.1 inches, 15.25cm.
Height of Tea Caddies: 5.8 inches, 14.5cm.
Total Weight: 31oz.

Height of the case: 7.75 inches, 19.38cm.
Length of case: 12.25 inches, 30.63cm.
Width of case: 5.5 inches, 13.75cm.
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