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Shagreen & Silver Tea Chest

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Reference
dibs
Height
18 cm (7")
Width
20.5 cm (8")
Depth
13 cm (5")
A stunning Tea Chest incorporating a pair of George III silver tea caddies by London silversmiths Smith & Sharp 1762, housed in a green velvet-lined, brass-mounted shagreen case. The silver tea caddies, of an elegant bombé shape, have embossed foliate scroll decoration, pull-off covers with a cone finial, and stand on four pierced scroll feet, engraved with the Gregory family crest and initials R.A.G.

The shagreen tea chest stands of four lion-pad feet and has its original key. Included with the tea chest and inside one of the tea caddies is a georgian sterling silver caddy spoon bearing the family's initials.

Created By:
DANIEL SMITH AND ROBERT SHARP (worked 1763-1789)
Height
18 cm (7")
Width
20.5 cm (8")
Depth
13 cm (5")
Year
c. 1762
Medium
Shagreen, Silver
Country
United Kingdom