Tea Caddy with Silver Top

Object Name: 
Tea Caddy with Silver Top

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Object Name: 
Tea Caddy with Silver Top
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.2.67 B
Dimensions: 
a) Caddy H: 13.6 cm, W: 11.9 cm, D: 6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1775-1780
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Esty, Mrs. William, Former Collection
1960-05-26
Primary Description: 
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.