Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

JOHN GIBSON LEADBETTER (worked from c.1750)

Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

1769 London

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Antique Sterling Silver George III Tea Caddy, of plain rectangular form, with hinged stepped domed lid. Engraved on the lid and front with a crest and the caddy has a working key.

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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Dimensions
Height 4.25 inch (10.79 cm)
Stock Code
W15x22
Medium
Tea Caddy
Signed/Inscribed
1769
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