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Tea caddy

Tea caddy

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, chased and embossed over blue glass liner

  • Museum number:

    S.185-1981

  • Gallery location:

    Boardroom, case CA8, shelf 2

Physical description

Silver filigree tea caddy with detachable lid, the caddy and the lid with blue glass liners. The silver filigree depicts on the sides of the caddy David Garrick (1717-79) as Macbeth and King Lear, John Beard (ca. 1716-91) as Hawthorn in Bickerstaffe's 'Love in a Village', and Mary Ann Yates (1728-87) as Mandane in Hoole's 'Cyrus'. The lid is engraved on two roundels with Garrick's crest.

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, chased and embossed over blue glass liner

Dimensions

Height: 10.0 cm, Width: 8.6 cm, Depth: 7.0 cm

Descriptive line

Tea caddy depicting on its sides David Garrick (1717-79) as Macbeth and King Lear, John Beard (ca. 1716-91) as Hawthorn in Bickerstaffe's 'Love in a Village', and Mary Ann Yates (1728-87) as Mandane in Hoole's 'Cyrus'. Silver filigree with blue glass liner, engraved with Garrick's crest, ca. 1770.

Materials

Silver; Glass

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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