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Tea caddy

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The baluster-shaped body of the tea caddy is spirally lobed in three sections with a domed circular foot. The circular domed and stepped cover is mounted with a rim of gilt metal, machine engraved with a pattern of wavy lines. The top rim of the caddy is similarly mounted, and the inside of...

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Marks

unmarked

Provenance

By 1980, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus, New York, NY and Chatham, MA; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English (probably London), about 1755–60

Object Place

probably London, England

Dimensions

Diameter at base: 12.7 x 6.5 cm (5 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.785a-b

Medium or Technique

Enameled copper with polychrome decoration; tooled gilt-metal mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Enamels