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Tea Caddy

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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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Inscription

Engraved in the cartouche on each canister, SE

Marks

On underside of each canister, maker's mark ST (Grimwade 2645); lion passant (repeated on bezel of each cover); date letter s; leopard's head crowned.

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

Dimensions

H. 5 in.; D. 3 1/4 in. Weight: 1,434.5 gm (46 oz 2 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.199a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver