Tea Canister

English (London)
1780–81
Marked by James Perry (first mark entered 1763)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 7.9 cm x W. 12.7 cm x 8.3 cm (3 1/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in.) Weight: 371 gm (11 oz 18 dwt)

Accession Number

1976.609

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The silver canister, formed from pieces of sheet, is rectangular with a hinged, shaped cover. The highly polished plain surface in engraved and chased with a chain pattern along the borders, and the front and back panels have an engraved oval containing a gilt urn against a rayed ground. The side panels are filled with a gilt circle containing an engraved floral motif. The interior of the box is lead-lined. (Set with 1976.608a-c)

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, in a lozenge for a widow, an unidentified coat of arms (a saltire raguly sable between four nails, impaling argent a chevron sable between three buglehorns stringed, on chief of the second as many lions rampant) impaling Henchman or Hinchman.

Markings

On underside, maker's mark IP (Grimwade 1582); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter e

Provenance

Purchased from Brand Inglis, Ltd., London, September 8, 1976, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour