A fine pair of antique sterling silver drum caddy boxes of plain circular form having hinged lids with flower finials. Bright internal gilding. These delightful tea boxes each have an engraved crest to the top together with the name of a tea, one has “GREEN” and the other has “BOHEA” (a Chinese black tea). The lids and body are hand engraved with intertwined foliage and swags of harebells. Weight 587 grams, 18.8 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 10 cms. London 1772. Maker Thomas Justis.
These elegant silver tea caddies are in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The engraved decoration and armorials are crisp. The hallmarks are clear, matching and easy to read. There are few very minor dinks and light surface scratching which is to be expected. There is also a bit of light wear to the gilding inside the lids.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.