Dutch Silver Tea Caddy - Antique Circa 1890. An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Dutch silver tea caddy; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional Dutch silver tea caddy has been realistically modeled in the form of a classic antique wine cooler and has a paneled tapering shaped form. The surface of this antique tea caddy is embellished with embossed panels depicting rural figures at leisure in rural settings; these scenes include a music festival, cobbled stone marketplace and figures fishing on the banks of a river.Each scene is encompassed with a scrolling foliate decorated border accented with leaf festoons. The box is fitted with a hinged cover accented with a continuation of scrolling foliate decoration amidst plain bands, accented with an elongated shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.
The upper plateau of the cover is ornamented with further embossed scenes replicating the details of the body. The cover is surmounted by an impressive handle, encompassed with a ribbed collar design to the center of the handpiece. This exceptional antique tea caddy is supported by four Regency style paw feet. The underside of this impressive box features the Dutch export mark (key mark intruding lion passant). This antique tea caddy is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
The embossed decoration is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tea caddy are all very clear.Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977.
In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us.
FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U.
The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.