DescriptionA GEORGE III CASED PAIR OF SILVER TEA CADDIES AND CUT GLASS MIXING BOWL
Maker unidentified, London, England, circa 1769-1770
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), TB, O
5-5/8 x 4 x 2-3/4 inches (14.3 x 10.2 x 7.0 cm) (tea caddy)
20.14 troy ounces (silver weight)
The rose wood box opens to quilted interior lid, base fitted to hold cut glass mixing bowl at center, flanked by a pair of shaped rectangular footed caddies, bowed side and front with bead and real bands, canted corners with corn flower drops to foliate scroll feet, top continuing curves of sides with conforming lid crowned with cast foliate finial, crest engraved to lid and contemporary coat of arms to caddy front.
minor dents to back of each caddy, one caddy with dent and pin dent to curvilinear rim, silver with surface scratches commensurate with age, Repaired break to cut glass mixing bowl (not expertly executed), also some loss to upper edge. Box with wear to interior velevet lining. Box does not have a key, lever was set to lock so extends down so that box does not currently close.
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