George III Silver Caddy Box by John Emes
Maker: John Emes
A rare style antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a fixed carrying handle with reed...
A rare style antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form with a fixed carrying handle with reed and acanthus decoration. Lovely classic style. The unusual double opening lid has an inset hinge and there is a lock to either side. Weight 485 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 18 cms including handle. Length 15 cms. Width 12 cms. London 1807. Maker John Emes
This elegant silver box is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Both lids open and close well (1 at a time). There is a key supplied which works on one side (not well) but does not operate the other lock. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: John Emes
This manufacturing silversmiths, originally established by Anthony Nelme c.1680, passed to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over in 1739, passing to his son Thomas Whipham jr 1756 who took Charles Wright as partner. Henry Chawner took over the business in 1786; Chawner had been Edward Barnard I’s master and Barnard’s son Edward became foreman of the firm. John Emes became a partner in 1796 and when Chawner retired Emes took over keeping Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took Edward Barnard II as partner. Rebecca Emes retired In 1829 and Edward Barnard I became owner, together with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading as Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm became a limited liability company in 1910 as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd
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