Sale 20SS01 | Lot 75

George III Sterling Silver Mounted Cut Glass Tea Caddy

Catalogue: Sterling Silver Online Only Sale
George III Sterling Silver Mounted Cut Glass Tea Caddy

Lot Details

Lot 75
George III Sterling Silver Mounted Cut Glass Tea Caddy
George Smith, London, 1814
Rectangular with canted corners, the hinged cover and body with band of engraved diamonds. Height 4 3/4 inches, length 4 5/8 inches.

Provenance:
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, 1972

A tea caddy like this would have been the height of Regency fashion. The cut glass would have sparkled and hinted at the expensive contents the box held. Tea drinking was certainly more widespread by this period, but the trappings of luxury that accompanied the tea ceremony remained well into the Victorian period.

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $531 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Good condition overall; clearly and fully hallmarked; retains key; glass appears in good condition overall


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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $531 (includes buyer's premium)

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Sterling Silver Online Only Sale

Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10am EDT