ANTIQUE 18thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER CHINOISERIE TEA CADDY, W CRIPPS c.1758

ANTIQUE 18thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER CHINOISERIE TEA CADDY, W CRIPPS c.1758

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18th Century George II Rococo Silver tea caddy, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the Chinoiserie taste, the panels depicting c-scrolls and flowers surrounding Chinese figures, birds and pagodas, pull-off lid with floral finial.

Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1758 (C), Maker's mark WC for William Cripps.

Reference Number: A3583

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 18th Century exceptionally rare George II Rococo Solid Silver tea caddy, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the Chinoiserie taste, the panels depicting c-scrolls and flowers surrounding Chinese figures, birds and pagodas, pull-off lid with floral finial.

Such Georgian Chinoiserie tea caddies became popular in the mid-18th century with the Huguenot silversmiths, in particular Paul de Lamerie, and are exceptionally rare and valuable.

Both parts are Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1758 (C), Maker's mark WC (William Cripps, important silversmith).

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear. 

SIZE

Height: 14.3cm
Width: 10 x 7cm
Weight: 393g