Thu, 23rd Jun 2022 11:00

Silver & Objects of Vertu

 
  Lot 628
 

An early George III sterling silver ‘tea tub’ tea caddy, London 1763 by John Parker and Edward Wakelin

An early George III sterling silver ‘tea tub’ tea caddy, London 1763 by John Parker and Edward Wakelin

Of cylindrical form with a flush hinged flat lid surmounted by a detachable laurel branch finial. The exterior with incised and engraved decoration in the chinoiserie manner to resemble wooden slats divided by borders of trailing foliate scrolls against a striated ground. Each of the four panels engraved with a stylised Chinese character, either Chang 昌 or Yi 義. Fitted with a ‘snap shut’ locking mechanism, with silver key, pierced fret form. Engraved with scratch weight underneath 12 = 9. Fully marked underneath and with lion passant to lid interior only.

Height – 9.3 cm / 3.55 inches

Diameter – 10.5 cm / 4.15 inches

Weight – 386 grams / 12.41 ozt

Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


 

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