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ANTIQUE SILVER TEA CADDY BOXES

If you would like to see more information about the antique sterling silver tea caddy boxes and caddies that Bryan Douglas have to offer please click on the images. All of the antique silver tea caddy boxes have been checked and authenticated by the experts at Bryan Douglas to ensure you get pieces of the highest standard. All of the antique silver on this site is on display at our shop in the London silver vaults. You may also be interested in our Antique Silver Tea Caddy Spoons.

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, a flat lid with a hidden hinge, with hand-engraved bands of floral decoration top and bottom, together with two round  cartouches front and back, and sitting on a flat base. Made by the Mappin Brothers in ca. 1870. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated tea caddy box are height 9 cms (3.5 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), and width 9 cms (3.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, a flat lid with a hidden hinge, with hand-engraved bands of floral decoration top and bottom, together with two round cartouches front and back, and sitting on a flat base. Made by the Mappin Brothers in ca. 1870. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated tea caddy box are height 9 cms (3.5 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), and width 9 cms (3.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided body with hand-chased convex panels, a pull-off lid that acts as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Edwards S. Barnsley of Birmingham in 1894. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), length 8 cms (3 inches), width 6 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 125g (4 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided body with hand-chased convex panels, a pull-off lid that acts as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Edwards S. Barnsley of Birmingham in 1894. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), length 8 cms (3 inches), width 6 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 125g (4 troy ounces).

465

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having a round straight-sided body with hand-chased Neoclassical style swags and anthemion leaves, with applied reeded borders, a pull-off domed lid with cast acorn finial, and all sitting on a flat base. Made by the Lias Brothers of London in 1826. The dimensions of this fine antique silver tea caddy box are height 12 cms (4.75 inches), diameter 7 cms (2.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 190g (6 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having a round straight-sided body with hand-chased Neoclassical style swags and anthemion leaves, with applied reeded borders, a pull-off domed lid with cast acorn finial, and all sitting on a flat base. Made by the Lias Brothers of London in 1826. The dimensions of this fine antique silver tea caddy box are height 12 cms (4.75 inches), diameter 7 cms (2.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 190g (6 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver plain oval tea caddy box with gadroon edge and ball finial. Made by John Watson of Sheffield in 1813. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches). Weight approx. 7 troy ounces (217g).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver plain oval tea caddy box with gadroon edge and ball finial. Made by John Watson of Sheffield in 1813. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches). Weight approx. 7 troy ounces (217g).

1,975

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast floral finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands top and bottom, together with neoclassical style engraved swags, and original lock with key. Made by Robert Hennell II of London in 1781. Height 11 cms (4.3 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 8.5 cms (3.3 inches). Weight approx. 371g (12 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast floral finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands top and bottom, together with neoclassical style engraved swags, and original lock with key. Made by Robert Hennell II of London in 1781. Height 11 cms (4.3 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 8.5 cms (3.3 inches). Weight approx. 371g (12 troy ounces).

2,985

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Antique Georgian sterling silver oval plain straight-sided tea caddy box with cast floral finial and flat invisible hinged lid. Made by Aaron Lestourgeon of London in 1771. Height 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 11 cms (4.25 inches). Weight approx. 10 troy ounces.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver oval plain straight-sided tea caddy box with cast floral finial and flat invisible hinged lid. Made by Aaron Lestourgeon of London in 1771. Height 9 cms (3.5 inches), width 11 cms (4.25 inches). Weight approx. 10 troy ounces.

3,275

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast urn-shaped finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands of floral decoration top and bottom, together with two oval cartouches front and back, and original lock with key. Made by Robert Sharp of London in 1788. Height 14 cms (5.5 inches), length 13.5 cms (5.25 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches). Weight approx. 414g (13.4 troy ounces). Please note that this item is crested.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast urn-shaped finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands of floral decoration top and bottom, together with two oval cartouches front and back, and original lock with key. Made by Robert Sharp of London in 1788. Height 14 cms (5.5 inches), length 13.5 cms (5.25 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches). Weight approx. 414g (13.4 troy ounces). Please note that this item is crested.

3,475

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration, applied gadroon borders, and a pull-off lid which was used as a measure. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1908. The dimensions of this fine silver tea caddy box is height 8 cms (3 inches), length 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 78g (2.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body with hand-chased swirl-fluted decoration, applied gadroon borders, and a pull-off lid which was used as a measure. Made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1908. The dimensions of this fine silver tea caddy box is height 8 cms (3 inches), length 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), width 4.5 cms (1.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 78g (2.4 troy ounces).

295

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Sterling silver tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided body with hand-chased concave and convex panels, a pull-off lid that acts as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made in London in 1916. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 11 cms (4.3 inches), length 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), width 5 cms (2 inches), and it weighs approx. 148g (4.8 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided body with hand-chased concave and convex panels, a pull-off lid that acts as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made in London in 1916. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 11 cms (4.3 inches), length 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), width 5 cms (2 inches), and it weighs approx. 148g (4.8 troy ounces).

345

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   Antique Victorian silver plated tea caddy box, having a straight-sided rectangular body, with hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with cast greyhound finial, cast lions head handles either side, and sitting on four cast claw and ball feet. Made in ca. 1880. Height 12.5 cms (5 inches), length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 11 cms (4.25 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver plated tea caddy box, having a straight-sided rectangular body, with hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with cast greyhound finial, cast lions head handles either side, and sitting on four cast claw and ball feet. Made in ca. 1880. Height 12.5 cms (5 inches), length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 11 cms (4.25 inches).

345

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated tea caddy box, in a neoclassical style having an oval straight-sided body, with cast lion-mask and ring handles, an urn-shaped finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands top and bottom, together with neoclassical style engraved swags, and with applied bead-edged borders. Made by Martin Hall & Co., in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated tea caddy box are height 13 cms (5 inches), length 13 cms (5 inches), and width 9 cms (3.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated tea caddy box, in a neoclassical style having an oval straight-sided body, with cast lion-mask and ring handles, an urn-shaped finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, hand-engraved bands top and bottom, together with neoclassical style engraved swags, and with applied bead-edged borders. Made by Martin Hall & Co., in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated tea caddy box are height 13 cms (5 inches), length 13 cms (5 inches), and width 9 cms (3.5 inches).

385

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a shaped rectangular body with curved sides, applied gadroon borders, a hinged lid with thumb-piece, a gold-gilt interior, and sitting on a flat base. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Birmingham in 1905. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 7 cms (2.75 inches), width 8 cms (3.25 inches), depth 6 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 119g (3.8 troy ounces).

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a shaped rectangular body with curved sides, applied gadroon borders, a hinged lid with thumb-piece, a gold-gilt interior, and sitting on a flat base. Made by William Hutton and Sons of Birmingham in 1905. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 7 cms (2.75 inches), width 8 cms (3.25 inches), depth 6 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 119g (3.8 troy ounces).

395

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Sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval body with straight sides, applied reeded borders, a hinged domed lid with urn finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Stokes & Ireland Ltd., of Chester in 1916. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), depth 7 cms (2.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval body with straight sides, applied reeded borders, a hinged domed lid with urn finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Stokes & Ireland Ltd., of Chester in 1916. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), depth 7 cms (2.75 inches), and it weighs approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

445

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Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a shaped octagonal body with straight sides, applied gadroon borders, a pull-off cup that served as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Nathan and Hayes of Birmingham in 1895. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 11 cms (4.25 inches), width 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a shaped octagonal body with straight sides, applied gadroon borders, a pull-off cup that served as a measure, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Nathan and Hayes of Birmingham in 1895. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 11 cms (4.25 inches), width 6.5 cms (2.5 inches), and it weighs approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

485

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Antique Victorian silver-plated tea caddy box, having a shaped rectanglar body with straight sides and hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with applied thumb-piece and cast octagonal finial, an internal divider and security lock, all sitting on a flat base. Made by Elkington and Co., of Birmingham, with a registration date letter of 1872. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated tea caddy box are height 13.5 cms (5.25 inches), length 18 cms (7 inches), width 11 cms (4.3 inches). Please note that this item is crested.

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Antique Victorian silver-plated tea caddy box, having a shaped rectanglar body with straight sides and hand-engraved floral decoration, a hinged lid with applied thumb-piece and cast octagonal finial, an internal divider and security lock, all sitting on a flat base. Made by Elkington and Co., of Birmingham, with a registration date letter of 1872. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver-plated tea caddy box are height 13.5 cms (5.25 inches), length 18 cms (7 inches), width 11 cms (4.3 inches). Please note that this item is crested.

495

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   Sterling silver oval tea caddy box with hinged lid and reeded borders. Made by Charles Stuart Harris of London in 1911. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches). Weight approx. 9 troy ounces (279g).

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Sterling silver oval tea caddy box with hinged lid and reeded borders. Made by Charles Stuart Harris of London in 1911. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches). Weight approx. 9 troy ounces (279g).

595

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver hand-chased oval straight-sided tea caddy box with floral decoration. Made by Aldwinkle & Slater of London in 1888. Height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), length 10 cms (4 inches), width 7 cms (2.75 inches). Weight approx. 7 troy ounces (217g).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver hand-chased oval straight-sided tea caddy box with floral decoration. Made by Aldwinkle & Slater of London in 1888. Height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), length 10 cms (4 inches), width 7 cms (2.75 inches). Weight approx. 7 troy ounces (217g).

795

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   Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated unusual double tea caddy box with swing handle made in ca. 1790. Length 18 cms, width 13 cms.

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Antique Georgian Old Sheffield plated unusual double tea caddy box with swing handle made in ca. 1790. Length 18 cms, width 13 cms.

995

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a cube-shaped body, pull-off lid, and bead-edged borders. Made by William Taylor of London in 1775. Height 8 cms (3 inches), by 6 cms (2.3 inches) square. Weight approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy box, having a cube-shaped body, pull-off lid, and bead-edged borders. Made by William Taylor of London in 1775. Height 8 cms (3 inches), by 6 cms (2.3 inches) square. Weight approx. 196g (6.3 troy ounces).

1,185

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Sterling silver tea caddy box in a Georgian style, having a plain cylindrical body with straight sides, an invisibly hinged flat lid with floral finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Alston & Halom of London in 1918. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), diameter 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 437g (14 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver tea caddy box in a Georgian style, having a plain cylindrical body with straight sides, an invisibly hinged flat lid with floral finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by Alston & Halom of London in 1918. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 10 cms (4 inches), diameter 11 cms (4.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 437g (14 troy ounces).

1,345

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   Antique Georgian sterling silver octagonal tea caddy box with pull-off lid measure, and slip-off lid for filling. Made by Thomas Wallis II of London in 1773. Height 11 cms, width 7 cms.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver octagonal tea caddy box with pull-off lid measure, and slip-off lid for filling. Made by Thomas Wallis II of London in 1773. Height 11 cms, width 7 cms.

1,465

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast oval finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, applied bead edges top and bottom, with hand-chased and engraved floral work, and two vacant cartouches either side. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1872. Height 13 cms (5 inches), length 14 cms (5.55 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches). Weight approx. 405g (13.1 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, cast oval finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, applied bead edges top and bottom, with hand-chased and engraved floral work, and two vacant cartouches either side. Made by the Barnard Brothers of London in 1872. Height 13 cms (5 inches), length 14 cms (5.55 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches). Weight approx. 405g (13.1 troy ounces).

1,585

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Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an octagonal straight-sided body, cast urn-shape finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, with hand-engraved neoclassical greek-key work, and an octagonal cartouche with crest. Made by John Edwards of London in 1854. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 8 cms (3 inches). Weight approx. 449g (14.5 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver tea caddy box, having an octagonal straight-sided body, cast urn-shape finial sitting on a lid with flat hidden hinge, with hand-engraved neoclassical greek-key work, and an octagonal cartouche with crest. Made by John Edwards of London in 1854. Height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 8 cms (3 inches). Weight approx. 449g (14.5 troy ounces).

1,775

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   Antique Georgian sterling silver Scottish hand-chased tea caddy box made in Edinburgh, 1835. Height 19 cms, width 18 cms.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver Scottish hand-chased tea caddy box made in Edinburgh, 1835. Height 19 cms, width 18 cms.

2,950

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, with hand-engraved bands of decoration, a hinged domed lid with urn finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by William Abdy II of London in 1783. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver tea caddy box are height 14 cms, and width 14 cms.

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An Antique Georgian Sterling Silver tea caddy box, having an oval straight-sided body, with hand-engraved bands of decoration, a hinged domed lid with urn finial, and sitting on a flat base. Made by William Abdy II of London in 1783. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver tea caddy box are height 14 cms, and width 14 cms.

3,175

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Antique Georgian sterling silver oval and engraved tea caddy box made by John Robins of London in 1797. Height 12 cms, width 14 cms.

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Antique Georgian sterling silver oval and engraved tea caddy box made by John Robins of London in 1797. Height 12 cms, width 14 cms.

3,225

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Antique Georgian Britannia standard silver tea caddy box, having a straight-sided octagonal body with readed edges, and a round pull-off lid with finial (that doubled as a measure). Made in the George I period by Gundry Roode (possibbly) and hallmarked for London in 1715. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 8 cms (3 inches), width 5.5 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 175g (5.6 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian Britannia standard silver tea caddy box, having a straight-sided octagonal body with readed edges, and a round pull-off lid with finial (that doubled as a measure). Made in the George I period by Gundry Roode (possibbly) and hallmarked for London in 1715. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver tea caddy box are height 12 cms (4.75 inches), length 8 cms (3 inches), width 5.5 cms (2.25 inches), and it weighs approx. 175g (5.6 troy ounces).

3,495

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   Antique Queen Anne Britannia standard tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided octagonal body, a pull-off lid (that doubles as a measure), and sitting on a collet foot. The panel opposite the hallmarks has a full armorial crest. Made by Francis Garthorpe of London in 1713. Height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches), depth 6 cms (2.25 inches). Weight approx. 205g (6.6 troy ounces).

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Antique Queen Anne Britannia standard tea caddy box, having a plain straight-sided octagonal body, a pull-off lid (that doubles as a measure), and sitting on a collet foot. The panel opposite the hallmarks has a full armorial crest. Made by Francis Garthorpe of London in 1713. Height 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9 cms (3.5 inches), depth 6 cms (2.25 inches). Weight approx. 205g (6.6 troy ounces).

3,875

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Learn more about antique silver TEA CADDY BOXES here.

Antique Silver TEA CADDY BOXES description:

A closed container for dried tea leaves.

Antique Silver TEA CADDY BOXES history:

Tea caddies made before 1700 are rare. The word caddy comes from the Malay word kati, a weight by which tea was sold. As tea drinking became more popular the caddies became bigger, and in the 1760s locks were added as the tea was still very expensive. Single caddies were used before the 1730s when only black tea was used. After this date green tea was introduced and caddies were often made in pairs or threes (for black and green tea, and/or sugar).

Antique Silver TEA CADDY BOXES design:

The early ones were quite plain and often rectangular or octagonal in shape. They often had a circular (domed) pull-off lid that was used as a measure. The mid-Georgian rococo period saw these basic shapes becoming more elaborate with heavy floral chasing. The last thirty years of the 18th century saw tea caddy shapes becoming plainer again, dominated by straight-sided cubes, cylinders, and oval shapes. At this period neoclassical decoration was in vogue and many caddies were engraved with floral swags and bright-cut bands. In the Victorian period tea became less expensive and therefore caddy sizes were made smaller without locks. The twentieth century saw caddies further decreasing in size, often with simple decoration and pull-off lids.

Antique Silver TEA CADDY BOXES collectors note:

Their age, level of craftsmanship and aesthetic qualities determine their value. Early Queen Anne/Georgian examples are sort after and command the highest prices. Heavily chased examples have to be checked carefully for holes on the high points. But they must also be undamaged with good clear hallmarks, crisp detail, and well-fitting lids/hinges.



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