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Maker(s):Bateman, Hester
Culture:British (1709-1794)
Title:Tea caddy
Date Made:1786
Type:Food Service
Materials:Silver and wood
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; London
Measurements:Overall: 5 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 5/8 in; 14 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  btm. of body (stamped marks): HB, crowned leopard's head, king's head, l, lion passant; btm. of lid (stamped marks): HB, lion passant
Accession Number:  MH 2005.17.2
Credit Line:Gift of Gaynor Wynne Richards (Class of 1945) and Gaynor R. Strickler (Class of 1973) in memory of Thomas Wynne
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
oval, straight-sided caddy with domed lid and urn finial; the top and sides are decorated with bands of bright-cut engraving and wheelwork, two oval cartouches with bird amorial; sides are festooned with floral garlands; keyhole and lock on front face.

Tags:
interiors; domestic space; tea; utensils; containers; trade

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