A Rare George III Mahogany, Silver & Mother-of-Pearl-Mounted Tea Caddy

CIRCA 1760

Height: 6.25" Width: 10.25" Depth: 6.5"

Inventory Number 8489-296

Price

$12,600

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Description

The geometrically-inlaid case with hinged top opening to three pinchbeck-mounted mother-of-pearl canisters.

Illustrated

C. Gilbert, Masterpieces of English Furniture: The Gerstenfeld Collection, Christie's Books, 1998, 'Tea Chests and Tea Caddies,' Chapter 11, pp. 182-187, fig. 111, p. 248.

Additional Information

The unusual mother-of-pearl canisters (two tea and one sugar) relate to similar examples attributed to English goldsmith and entrepreneur, James Cox (c.1723–1800).