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Tea caddy

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Straw-work; engraved silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Thomas Sutton, Esq., in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tea caddy, octagonal, with raised top with incurved sides, of coloured straw-work, the angles representing flutings, the sides having designs of wreaths; on the top is a group of figures; in front is a keyhole escutcheon of engraved silver.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1780-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Straw-work; engraved silver


Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 10.5 cm, Depth: 8.9 cm, :

Object history note

This tea caddy is similar in style and construction to two tea caddies attributed to Prisoners of War at Norman Cross, 1796-1815. It is possible this tea caddy has a similar origin.

Descriptive line

Tea Caddy, decorated with straw-work, English, 1780-1800


Straw; Wood


Straw; Straw marquetry


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Household objects; Marquetry; Straw Marquetry


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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