Tea Caddy Set

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Object Name: 
Tea Caddy Set
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Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Esty
Web Description: 
Tea was often stored in expensive containers. A hostess would open them and prepare the tea in front of her guests.
Esty, Mrs. William, Source
Primary Description: 
Tea Caddy Set: Caddy of clear lead glass, with silver top having festoons and narrow arcade circlets incised; heavy wear marks at base; blown and cut. Flat oval-shaped straight-sided body with flat underside and ground pontil mark; sloping shoulder with short cylindrical plain neck to receive the silver top. The cut decoration consists on the obverse and reverse of an elaborate star motif, and on the narrow rounded sides of a vertical triple band of diamonds. The caddy fits into (C) wooden box along with other caddy: velvet lined wooden octagonal box richly inlaid in the Sheraton style; consists mainly of symmetrically arranged flower and leaf ornaments on the obverse, a pseudo-spiral band of leaves and water lilies on the two diagonal obverse sides, and a cartouche-like ornament on the top encircling the metal handle.