ANTIQUE 19THC RARE REGENCY SOLID SILVER CHINOISERIE TEA CADDY, LONDON C.1831

ANTIQUE 19THC RARE REGENCY SOLID SILVER CHINOISERIE TEA CADDY, LONDON C.1831

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19th Century Regency Rococo silver tea caddy, very large size, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the Chinoiserie style, the panels depicting c-scrolls and flowers surrounding Chinese figures, birds and pagodas, pull-off lid with figural finial.

Hallmarked English silver (925), London, year 1831 (q), Maker's mark M.S for Michael Starkey. 

Reference Number: A4493

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century exceptionally rare Regency Rococo Solid Silver tea caddy, very large size, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the Chinoiserie style, the panels depicting c-scrolls and flowers surrounding Chinese figures, birds and pagodas, pull-off lid with figural finial.

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 1831 (q), Maker's mark M.S (Michael Starkey). 

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage. 

SIZE

Height: 17cm
Width: 13.5 x 10.5cm
Weight: 555g