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Tea caddy

Object Number: 
ca. 1900
Overall: 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 9.5 cm )
engraved: on base: "E E G" in script stamped: on the rim: "JACOBI & JENKINS" besides a tower, "STERLING 925/1000 FINE"
Spun silver tea caddy; globular body repoussé chased all over in an elaborate floral design; plain rim stamped with the makers' marks; circular cap repoussé chased all over in the same floral design with a plain rim; engraved on the base, "E E G" in script.
Gallery Label: 
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group