Tea Caddy

Tea Caddy

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Repousse chased, baluster-shaped, rectangular container on pierced scrollwork base with friction-fit, rounded cover topped by a cast floral knop. All four sides have a symmetrical, ruffled C-scroll reserve; the wider sides feature a buxom shepherdess calling out with a crook in her right hand opposite a shepherd walking left with a bouquet of flowers in his right hand, while both narrow sides have a flowering rose bush visited by two flying insects. Flat, inset bottom is struck incuse on underside "800" next to an imperial crowned script "P." and combined crescent moon and imperial crown (Reichsmark). No marks on cover.
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Object Name
caddy, tea
date made
1891 - ca 1919
place made
Germany: Hesse, Hanau
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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