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Tea caddy

Object Number: 
INV.14077
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 17.1 x 14 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: front cartouche: "R L" in script
Description: 
Cast and seamed Electro-silver plated tea caddy; oval body with triple flutes at each end of the body; die-rolled egg and dart bands with beaded edges applied around the base and rim; hinged lid in the shape of the body, raised to a dome in the center; dome surmounted with a beaded urn shaped finial; partition applied through the center of the body; scallop and scroll cartouches on each side of the body, front cartouche engraved, "R L" in script; floral garlands engraved in the flutes; no maker's mark.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group