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Georgian, 1790 Sterling Silver Locking Tea Caddy by Henry Chawner


An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver locking tea caddy by Henry Chawner; an addition to our silver tea ware collection. This exceptional antique Georgian sterling silver tea caddy has an oval incurved shaped form. The upper and lower portions of the body are encompassed with bands of undulating wrigglework decoration. This English silver tea caddy retains the original hallmarked domed flush hinged cover; the flush hinge indicates the Fine quality of this piece. The cover is embellished with further wrigglework decoration and is surmounted with the original, exceptional cast sterling silver bud style finial. The caddy retains the original fitted fully working lock and key. Dimensions Length 13.5cm/5.3" Width 8.9cm/3.5" Height 15.7cm/6.2" Weight 11.8 troy ounces/367g Maker: Henry Chawner Date: 1792 Origin: London, England.    


  • Condition
    Excellent. This English tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The wrigglework decoration is very crisp and the cast decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks are clear. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 6.2 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 5.3 in.

    H 15.75 cm x W 8.89 cm x D 13.47 cm

  • Seller location
    Jesmond, GB
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