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Tea caddy

Object Number: 
1940.349
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Silver plate, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 13 x 13.3 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Seamed Sheffield silver plate tea caddy; oval body with straight sides, seamed down the left side; body has impressed geometric bands around the rim and base and oval reserves between impressed floral garlands; keyhole above obverse reserve; hinged, oval lid, flat at the edges, raised in the center to a low oval dome; turned oval, ivory finial screwed through the center of the dome; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This tea caddy belonged to Major and Mrs. Leonard Bleecker.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Elizabeth B. Knight
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group