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Set of Tea Caddies and Sugar Box in Case

English (London)
1739–40
Marked by Lewis Pantin I (active about 1734–1744)


Dimensions

Overall (case): 28 x 37.9 x 18.4 cm (11 x 14 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.) Other (pair of teac addies): 12.5 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm (4 15/16 x 4 x 3 in.) Other (sugar box): 14 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.) Weight: 67 oz 15 dwt (14g)

Accession Number

2001.97.1-4

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard), mahogany

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Caddies and box struck under base with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1739-40) and with maker's mark of Lewis Pantin I; the covers with lion passant and maker's mark of Lewis Pantin I.

Provenance

June 8, 1995, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 149, probably to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund