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Antique Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique early Georgian English Britannia standard silver tea caddy; an addition to our diverse silver teaware collection This exceptional antique George I Britannia standard silver tea caddy has a classic plain rectangular rounded waisted form. The swept shoulders, waisted body and domed spreading base are all plain and unembellished. This tea caddy retains the original hallmarked push fit cover surmounted to a central subtly elevated platform with the original and unusual faceted lobed silver finial, securing to the interior with a screw. This impressive caddy, crafted by the London silversmith Ebenezer Roe, has a fine patination. Tea caddies of this age, quality and in such an exceptional condition are becoming increasingly scarce. Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver). Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look. Condition: This antique tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. Full Britannia silver hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim of the tea caddy box and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear in keeping with age. Dimensions: Length 8.9cm/3.5" Width 6cm/2.4" Height to top of finial 14.4cm/5.7" Weight 10.8 troy ounces/337g Maker: Ebenezer Roe Origin: London, England Date: 1714 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of early Georgian silverware.  

Details

  • Creator
    Ebenezer Roe (Maker)
  • Of the Period
    George I
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1714
  • Period
    1710-1719
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silver,Britannia Standard Silver
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    This tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. Full hallmarks and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.7 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 3.5 in.H 14.48 cm x W 6.1 cm x D 8.89 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    W8642
  • Reference Number
    LU1200213183951
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