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Georgian Mahogany Sterling Silver Glass Tea Chest

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A extremely rare mahogany-cased sterling silver gilt mounted glass tea service by London silversmith William Rudkins. Each piece is of exceptional quality and includes a tea caddy, jug, and caddy bowl; each with square pyramid-shaped cut-glass sides, radiating design to... Read More


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Description

Description

A extremely rare mahogany-cased sterling silver gilt mounted glass tea service by London silversmith William Rudkins. Each piece is of exceptional quality and includes a tea caddy, jug, and caddy bowl; each with square pyramid-shaped cut-glass sides, radiating design to the bases, and silver gilt reeded band. The jug features an interesting Greek key handle. Engraved floral swag escutcheon. Contains a pair of matching silver gilt sugar tongs.

The Box itself is veneered in Mahogany with a chequered tulip wood cross banding all round, the top has a gilded carry handle matching the silver gilt service.

This extremely rare Georgian boxed tea service comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Created By:
WILLIAM RUDKINS (worked from c.1760)

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Dimensions 36 × 22 × 14 cm
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SKU 316482