An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy
An Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy

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Antique Silver George III Tea Caddy made in 1784


An antique silver George III tea caddy of serpentine shape, with a fine bright-cut engraved border. The base of the caddy has a delightful bead edge.

Date 1784
Made By William Plummer
Location London
Stock Number W18x32

Out of stock

Maker: William Plummer

An antique silver George III tea caddy of serpentine shape, with a fine bright-cut engraved border. The base of the caddy has a delightful bead edge.

The hinged lid is beautifully engraved with swags and boughs, and is surmounted with a silver pineapple finial.

Dimensions: height 12.8 cm, width 13.5 cm; weight 16 troy oz.

William Plummer

William Plummer was apprenticed to Edward Aldridge, clothworker on 4 February 1746. He was free on 5 February 1755.

His first hallmark is entered as a large worker on 8 April 1755. Address: Foster Lane, then on to Gutter Lane on 11 September 1757, where he appears as plate worker in the Parl. Report list 1773.

His son, William, is apprenticed to Thomas Whipham as goldsmith in 1777, when William I is described as Citizen and Clothworker.

His work is almost entirely confined to pierced saw-cut pieces, such as: cake baskets, sugar and cream baskets and strainers. He must have had a reasonable sized establishment, as piercing is of necessity a slow process, and, from the survival of his pieces, the output must have been high.A consistently fine maker.

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