Tea caddy containing three tea cannisters
Lot 54*
An important South Staffordshire enamel tea caddy and three tea canisters, circa 1770
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 35,548) inc. premium
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An important South Staffordshire enamel tea caddy and three tea canisters, circa 1770
Gilt metal mounted and of rectangular form, the hinged cover and sides finely painted with pastoral scenes, the pink borders edged in gold, the velvet-lined fitted interior containing three canisters painted in similar style, two with circular covers and one with a hinged cover, 20.5cm wide (fine cracks, some patches of restoration) (6)

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  • A similar pink ground caddy is in the Untermyer collection in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, illustrated by Yvonne Hackenbroch (1957), pl 132, fig 336. Other similar caddies are illustrated by Therle and Bernard Hughes, English Painted Enamels (1951), p 94, fig 53, and p 138, pl 73. A third pink ground example was sold at Christie's on 6th December 2005, lot 7.
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