Tea Canister

English (London)
1768–69
Marked by Pierre Gillois (first mark entered 1754)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 14.9 cm x W. 10.3 cm x D. 9.2 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 3 5/8 in.); Weight: 323.2 gm (10 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

33.174a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The rectangular canister has a bombé body with two vertical panels on each side and ribbed corners. The lower part of the body is chased with a foliate pattern, flowing into the four scroll foliate feet. The body is assembled from five pieces of chased sheet, seamed on the corners, with a molded wire applied to the rim. The rectangular domed cover, raised from sheet and chased, has a gadrooned edge, eight undulating panels that correspond to the panels on the body, and is surmounted by a cast berry finial.

Inscription

Scratched on underside twice, No 9.

Markings

On underside, date letter n; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); maker's mark PG with an I above (Grimwade, 2182).

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)