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Box to hold three Tea Caddies

The tea cansiters are bombé in form, resting on a molded cast foot decorated with a band of cast and chased with spiraling flutes, with chased flowers filling the lobes. An asymetrical cartouche is reserved at the front of each. The high rim is formed from seamed sheet and chased with flowers...

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Marks

On all silver sections of lock, hinges, and handle mount, maker's mark CN (unidentified); lion passant.

Provenance

According to tradition, given by William Shirley (1694-1771) to an ancestor of Andrew Montgomery Ritchie, by descent to Miss Janet Ritchie, Gift of the heirs of Miss Janet Ritchie to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Miss Janet Ritchie

English (London), 1754–55

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number

1985.197

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver