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Miniature tea caddy

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The workable tea caddy has a curved top. Its sliding lid is fitted with a knob finial and small applied button with rod extending into caddy, which acts as a stopping mechanism when opened. The straight-sided rectangular body with applied molded rim and baseband is rather restrained, although...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

"STERLING / Stone," with profile of an incuse chasing hammer stamped across St, and "h" struck on bottom

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872-1972)l by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921-92), Stone cousin; 1979, gift of Alma Bent to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent

about 1925

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

3.9 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.185

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware