Antique Georgian Locking Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Henry Chawner London, 1787

$ 5,800
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SKU BB-8661

A fine antique Georgian engraved sterling silver tea caddy, by Henry Chawner, London, 1787.

Of fluted oval form with bright-cut floral borders with flower heads and having a hinged locking lid with a carved ivory pineapple finial with a silver pineapple leaf cuff below. The base is finely engraved with swags and garlands and is punctuated with elongated engraved hexagonal cartouches, the one to the front of the caddy engraved with an arm and a hand holding a coronet. Both the base and lid having marks for Henry Chawner, London, with the date letter M for 1787.

Condition is excellent, please see a very similar Chawner caddy from 1786 that sold at Christies auctioneers, London, February 6th 2012 for 4,750 GBP (7,500)

Note: Weight is 315g / 11.11oz


5.5 inches high × 5.25 inches wide × 3.75 inches deep


13.97 cm high × 13.34 cm wide x 9.53 cm deep

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