A large rococo revival George III silver Tea Caddy.
A large George III rococo revival shaped cube Tea Caddy, London 1818/19, by William Burwash. The lid pull-off with cast flower finial, the front of the body engraved with a contemporary owner’s crest and motto, the interior of the caddy richly gilt.
For Burwash’s business at 14 Bartholomew Close and its succession from John Carter, through Richard Carter, Smith and Sharpe, Ellerton and Sibley, to Burwash and Sibley, and thence to William Burwash, died 1821, and his son. Thomas, who retired from business in 1823, see the detailed description by John Culme of Sotheby’s for lot 88, Sotheby’s London, Gold Boxes, Silver and Ceramics, 10/11/2021.
Good with a small knock to the edge of the lid and to one edge of the body.
Height – 13 cm.; Width – 12.60 cm.; Depth – 12.60 cm.; Weight – 942 gms.