Antique Silver George III Double Tea Caddy made in 1798


Maker: John Emes

A very good rare George III period silver tea caddy which has a central fixed handle and there are two lockable compartments to each side.

Date 1798
Made By John Emes
Location London
Stock Number W25x21
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Maker: John Emes

A very good rare George III period silver tea caddy which has a central fixed handle and there are two lockable compartments to each side.

The caddy is delicately hand engraved with marine motifs and to either end is a floral spray one of which contains script initials.

In the eighteenth century one side would have been used for black tea and the other for green tea.

The caddy is in excellent condition with both locks working.

It is made in London in 1798 by John Emes.

Dimensions, height 19.75 cm, length without keys 15.25 cm,  width 10 cm.

Weight, 15 troy oz.

John Emes

Ostensibly the son of William Emes of Bowbridge Field near Derby surveyor, apprenticed to William Woolett of Green Street, Leicester Fields Citizen and Goldsmith, engraver on payment of £105 (one of the largest premiums recorded in the apprentice registers), 7 October 1778. Free, 5 July 1786.

First mark entered as a plate worker, in partnership with Henry Chawner on 27 August 1796. Address: Amen Corner. He presumably is dead in 1808, when Rebecca and William Emes entered their mark at the same address.

His work, mostly tea and coffee services with some tankards, shows a taste for elegant design and fine finish.

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