Tea Caddy

Rounded rectangular lidded box decorated with chased and engraved scrolling flowers and ruffled C scrolls, cast gadrooned bands applied along the top and bottom of all four sides, and a cast rosette handle on top of lid. Lid opens on a five-knuckle hinge; interior is divided into two equal-sized compartments. No marks. Overcleaned and polished; plating removed around decoration.
Currently not on view
Object Name
caddy, tea
date made
ca 1805
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 11.6 cm x 8.4 cm; 4 9/16 in x 3 5/16 in
overall: 7 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 in; 18.0975 cm x 11.43 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert E. Rose
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