Tea Caddy

English (London)
1751–52
Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)


Dimensions

Other: 6.7 x 14 x 9.8 cm, 1.2 kg (2 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in., 2.6 lb.)

Accession Number

2001.103.2

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under base with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1751-2) and with maker's mark of Paul de Lamerie

Provenance

Made for Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1735-1805); after his death, by descent to his heir, Charles, 2nd Earl Cornwallis and last Marquess Cornwallis (1735-1805); after his death, by descent to his daughter, Jane, wife of Richard, 3rd Lord Braybrooke (1783-1858); after her death, by descent to her relative, Florence, wife of Charles, 5th Lord Braybrooke (1823-1902); given by her to Henry, 5th Earl of St Germans (1835-1911), after his death, by descent to the Trustees of the Earl of St Germans' Heirlooms Settlement; November 25, 1992, sold by the Trustees of the Earl of St Germans' Heirlooms Settlement at Christie's, London, lot 92, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

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