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Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, George III, Rococo with Crest

Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, George III, Rococo with Crest

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Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, George III, Rococo with Crest

A fine antique English sterling silver tea caddy hallmarked for London, 1765. Chased Rococo floral and foliate scrollwork with cast and applied feet. The mid-18th. Century caddy is in bulbous form, set on a rectangular base having a pull off lid with a flower finial. The front bears a stunning crest with flowers on either side. The crest is comprised of three fleurs de lis and three stag heads.

The word "caddy" is taken from from the Malay-Chinese word "kati", which was a measure for tea, six hundred grams or about twenty-one ounces. Tea caddies have been made in a number of materials through the centuries; silver, porcelain, wood, mother of pearl, pottery, and tortoise shell.

 Hallmarks; Lion Passant for sterling (also on lid), London assay town, S. Herbert maker's mark, and date letter k for 1765. The tea caddy is in very good antique condition. 

Abit about the year 1765.... Britain passed the fourth stamp act on the American colonies known as the "The Stamp Act of 1765". Patrick Henry, the great orator from Virginia, led the House of Burgesses to adopt four resolutions known as the "Virginia Resolves" in opposition to the tax. The following year Britain repealed the Act due to the opposition from the colonists and British merchants. The "Resolves" were a result of the protests rising from the "no taxation without representation" sentiments in the colonies.

Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, George III, Rococo with Crest

Weight; Approx. 325gr

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  • Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, George III, Rococo with Crest
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