Antique George III Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Silver Tea Caddy
A George III Antique Silver Tea Caddy of plain cylindrical shape with flush hinged cover and a scrolled finial. The Caddy is engraved with a crest within a cartouche and there is a crest on the lid. 4.6 inches in height 11 cm
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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.

Stock Code
W16x1
Medium
London
Signed/Inscribed
1774
William Walter Antiques Ltd

William Walter Antiques Ltd
London Silver Vaults
Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1QS
England

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