Rare Georgian Sterling Silver Double Locking Tea Caddy Crest John Houle 1811
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Rare Georgian Sterling Silver Double Locking Tea Caddy Crest John Houle 1811 :
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Superb Georgian sterling silver double-locking tea caddy, fully hallmarked for London 1811.
This is a very fine quality silver tea caddy made in the reign of King George III by the important silversmith, John Houle, in 1811.
The tea caddy is of oval navette shape with a swing handlewith chased leaves to both sides and a flower to the top.
The caddy has a central double hinge and plain lids.
The body of the caddy has gently curving sides and it stands on an oval pedestal base.
The front of the caddy has a crest with an arm and hand holding a bunch of arrows.
Both compartments of the caddy have fully working locks and the caddy comes with it's key.
The caddy is large and heavy. It is 7-1/4 inches / 184 mm wide and 5-1/2inches / 140 mm deep. It stands 4-1/4 inches / 107 mm high to the rim of the caddy.
Made of thick gauge silver, the caddy weighs an impressive 848 grams.
The underside of the caddy has clear hallmarks - lion passant, London mark, duty mark, letter q for 1811 and maker's mark IH for John Houle.
The tea caddy is in excellent condition with no dents, damage or repair.
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