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The Caddies are contained within their original silver mounted shagreen case. The interior is divided into three sections and is velvet lined with gold braiding. The case stands on four silver claw and ball feet, has shaped silver hinges and displays a beautiful scroll work lock escutcheon. The leaf capped swan neck handle has a most beautiful pierced scroll plate. The case has its original key and the lock still works.
The Armorial engraved on the Caddies is that of the Lutteley family of Bromscroft, County Salop and County Worcester impaling the Arms of the Wyndham family, as borne by the Earl's of Egremont, extinct 1845.
Height of the central Caddy: 6.25 inches
Height of the other two Caddies: 5.9 inches
Total Weight: 33oz.
Height of case: 8.25 inches
Length of case: 12.75 inches
Width of case: 5.45 inches
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street