Silver Japonesque Aesthetic Movement Tea Caddy Box
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Description: - A Japonesque style aesthetic movement silver Tea Caddy box, by Whiting Manufacturing Co. The tea caddy box is engraved to depict bird and bamboo scenes. The tea caddy box has a removable lid, and sits on a circular base, which is stamped with the Whiting Manufacturing Co mark, "Sterling", "707", & "C".
Date: - Circa 1880s.
Engraving: - N/A.
Maker: - Whiting Manufacturing Co.
Measurement: - The tea caddy box measures 11.9 cm (height) x 10.1 cm (diameter).
Weight: - 281.0 grams / 9.03 troy ounces.
Condition: - The engraved aesthetic movement design is crisp. The tea caddy box has the usual minor surface marks, and scratches commensurate with age. A few pin prick dings appear to have been professionally knocked back into shape, as evidenced by light silversmith hammer markings near to the base. In summary, a beautiful tea caddy in good shape and condition. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 1395.