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Tea Caddy

ca. 1770 (made)

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.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver, chased and embossed over blue glass liner
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.0cm
  • Width: 8.6cm
  • Depth: 7.0cm
Subjects depicted
Literary References
  • Macbeth
  • King Lear
Collection
Accession Number
S.185-1981

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record createdFebruary 25, 2009
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