George I Silver Tea Caddy
Maker: John Farnell
A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding top and lift off cap...
A good early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. With sliding top and lift off cap which doubles as a tea measure. Britannia standard silver*. Excellent patina and clear marks.
Weight 179 grams, 5.7 troy ounces.
Height 11.5 cms. Base 8 x 5.75 cms.
Maker John Furnell.
Marks. All pieces are marked and are clear and easy to read.
Literature: *Britannia Standard. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today and is always prized.
This early English tea caddy box is in excellent condition. The colour is excellent.
Maker: John Farnell
John Farnell, London silversmith, apprenticed to John Ash 1706, free 1714. Mark entered as largeworker 1714. 2nd mark (Sterling) 1720. Livery 1728. His mark is often found on hexagonal tea caddies.
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