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Tea Canister

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The silver canister, formed from pieces of sheet, is rectangular with a hinged, shaped cover. The highly polished plain surface in engraved and chased with a chain pattern along the borders, and the front and back panels have an engraved oval containing a gilt urn against a rayed ground. The...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on side, in a lozenge for a widow, an unidentified coat of arms (a saltire raguly sable between four nails, impaling argent a chevron sable between three buglehorns stringed, on chief of the second as many lions rampant) impaling Henchman or Hinchman.


On underside, maker's mark IP (Grimwade 1582); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter e


Purchased from Brand Inglis, Ltd., London, September 8, 1976, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 8, 1976)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1780–81

Object Place

London, England


H. 7.9 cm x W. 12.7 cm x 8.3 cm (3 1/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.) Weight: 371 gm (11 oz 18 dwt)

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