Antique George I Tea Caddy
Antique George I Tea Caddy
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Antique George I Tea Caddy made in 1714

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A rare antique silver George I tea caddy of octagonal form with a sliding cover at the top for ease of filling, plus a detachable cap.

Date 1714
Made By John Farnell
Location London
Stock Number W17x2

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W17x2
Date:
1714
Maker: John Farnell
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Description

A rare antique silver George I tea caddy of octagonal form with a sliding cover at the top for ease of filling, plus a detachable cap.

Underneath the caddy are the original owner’s initials “GP” and the scratch weight of “4 troy oz. 8 dwt.”

Dimensions: height 12 cm, base 7 x 4.4 cm

The word “caddy” was derived from the Malaysian work “kati”, meaning approximately one and one fifth of a pound in weight. The cost of tea during the 17th century was high – 40 shillings per pound in 1664 – but much higher in price when heavily taxed in the 18th century; that is why a lot of the caddies made between 1760 – 1810 are fitted with a lock and key.

Maker
John Farnell

Apprenticed to Thomas Ash in in 1706. Free 1714. London mark entered 1714.

Delivery Details

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All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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