19 October 1999,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,520
GBP 4,000 - GBP 5,000
A pair of George III bright engraved tea caddies,
in a fitted mahogany box with a recessed brass handle and brass stringing, one oval and one cylindrical with urn shaped finials decorated on the covers and upper and lower bodies with friezes of foliate motifs on a rayed ground, with garlands around the sides and two oval cartouches, crested, complete with locks, by John Wall, 1782, the box also containing a later George III caddy, by Joseph Taylor, Birmingham 1816, 22.5oz weighable silver.
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Please note that this lot does not include a later tea caddy, but a later caddy spoon.
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