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Tea Canister

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The rectangular canister has a bombé body with two vertical panels on each side and ribbed corners. The lower part of the body is chased with a foliate pattern, flowing into the four scroll foliate feet. The body is assembled from five pieces of chased sheet, seamed on the corners, with a...

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Inscription

Scratched on underside twice, No 9.

Marks

On underside, date letter n; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); maker's mark PG with an I above (Grimwade, 2182).

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1768–69

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 14.9 cm x W. 10.3 cm x D. 9.2 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 3 5/8 in.); Weight: 323.2 gm (10 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

33.174a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver