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.
Hallmarked In 1920
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1920 by George Unite, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is hexagonal in shape, and featured reed borders, and a pull of lid. The tea caddy measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 3.5"(9cm) wide, by 3"(7.5cm) deep, and weighs 6.4 troy ounces.
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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.
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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 his Descendants. President Cleveland's daughter, Esther Bosanquet (nee Cleveland), was the only child to be born at the Whitehouse to a serving US President. The caddy is engraved with the family crest of the Bosanquets above the motto 'Per damna per coedes' and given the date was presumably purchased new by Esther Bosanquet. The tea caddy measures 5"(13cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep, and weighs 13.3 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1905
Hallmarked in London in 1905 by Blackburn & Tysall, this very attractive, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, features bright cut engraved decorative bands and cartouche, and a tea flower finial. The tea caddy measures 5"(13cm) tall (including flower), by 5"(13cm) in diameter, and weighs 18.6 troy ounces.
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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).
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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.
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Hallmarked In 1768
Hallmarked in London in 1768 by Henry Bailey, this stunning pair of George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddies, feature Rococo chasing throughout, vacant cartouches, and removable lids. Each tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide, by 3"(7.5cm) deep. The pair together weigh 22.1 troy ounces.
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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.
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