ANTIQUE SILVER TEA CADDIES

The name caddy comes from the Malay word Kati, which was a unit of weight tea was often purchased in. English silver tea caddies from before 1700 are very rare due to the rarity of tea, and early examples are highly prized. In the 1760’s tea caddies were made with locks, a necessity with the rise of the black market for tea at this time. While tea caddies have been made in a number of materials over the years, English silver examples are still considered to be some of the finest ever made, and are sought after by collectors all over the world.

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L3806a: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1894

Hallmarked in London in 1894 by Charles Stuart Harris, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, features half fluted decoration to the body and lid. The tea caddy measures 4.25"(11cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 8.1 troy ounces.

£475

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L4808: Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1907

Hallmarked in London in 1907 by Lambert & Co., this stunning, Antique Brittania Standard Silver Tea Caddy, is flat chased in the James II style. The tea caddy measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide, by 2.5"(6.5cm) deep, and weighs 9.3 troy ounces.

£1,175

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L4102: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1937

Hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1937 by Hamilton & Inches, this very handsome, Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is oval in shape, and plain in design, with an internal divider so that it can be used for 2 types of tea. The tea caddy measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep and weighs 16.9 troy ounces.

£1,275

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L4382: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1885

Hallmarked in London in 1885 by C. F. Hancock & Co., this very handsome, Antique, Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is hand crafted, and modelled on an early Georgian example. The tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 4.75"(12cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 13.5 troy ounces.

£1,375

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L2076: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1918

Hallmarked in London in 1918 by L. A. Crichton, this stunning, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is in the Neoclassical taste, featuring engraved decoration throughout. The tea caddy comes from the collection of Former President of the United States Grover Cleveland, and is engraved with the family crest of the Bosanquets above the motto 'Per damna per coedes'. Esther Bosanquet (nee Cleveland) was the only child to be born at the Whitehouse to a serving US President. The tea caddy measures 5"(13cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep, and weighs 13.3 troy ounces.

£1,725

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d3774: Foreign Silver Tea Caddy From Copenhagen

Made Circa 1777

Marked with the Copenhagen hallmark for 1777 and the assay masters mark of Christopher Fabritius (assay master from 1749 - 1787) with an unrecorded makers mark, this handsome, Antique Silver Tea Caddy, is very plain in style, with a removable top and reed borders. The tea caddy measures 4.25"(11cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide, by 3.25"(8cm) deep, and weighs 9.7 troy ounces.

£1,975

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b8659: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1780

Hallmarked in London in 1780 by William Stephenson, this attractive, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is oval in shape, and features bead borders, an engraved coat of arms, and a tea plant finial. The tea caddy measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 4.75"(12cm) wide, by 3.75"(9.5cm) deep and weighs 11.5 troy oz (355gm).

£2,975

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L4685: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1792

Hallmarked in London in 1792 by John Scofield, this very handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is oval in shape, plain in style, and features reed detailing. The tea caddy measures 5.75"(14.5cm) tall, by 5.25"(13.5cm) wide, by 3.75"(9.5cm) deep and weighs 14.2 troy ounces.

£3,295

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L2530: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1790

Hallmarked in London in 1790 by John Robins, this very fine, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, has striking brightcut engraving around the base, top and lid, and a silver pineapple finial. On the front side there is a blank cartouche, while the other side is engraved with the initials ‘EW’. The tea caddy measures 6.5"(16cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep and weighs 15.9 troy ounces.

£4,775

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L5193: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1784

Hallmarked in London in 1784 by Hester Bateman, this very attractive, George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is of Neoclassical design, cuboid in shape, and featuring bands of bright cut engraved decoration to each edge, and over the flush hinge. The tea caddy measures 4.75"(12cm) tall, by 4.25"(11cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 15.9 troy ounces.

£9,975

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L2492: Sterling Silver Set Of Tea Caddies

Hallmarked In 1797

Hallmarked in London in 1797 by Robert Sharp, this rare and exceptional quality, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Set, comprises two oval tea caddies and a sugar caddy, all presented in the original box, and featuring reed decoration and engraved coats of arms to the bodies and crests on the lids. The box features silver mounts which are also engraved. The sugar caddy measures 6.5"(18cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to handle, and each tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide. The wooden box measures 8"(20cm) tall, by 17.5"(45cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep. The total silver weight of the set is 46.5 troy ounces. The arms engraved are those of the Reeve Family of Thwaite.

£13,750

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