18th Century Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Caddy London 1785 Charles Aldridge & Henry Green

£ 4,500.00

A stunning 18th century shaped oval bright cut engraved tea caddy.

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A stunning 18th century shaped oval bright cut engraved tea caddy.  The lid is hinged and there is both a delightful contemporary armorial and crest for importance.

 

Weight:  12.4 troy ounces/387 grams

Height:  5.25 inches/13cm

Length:  5.25 inches/13cm

Width:  3.75 inches/9.5cm

Condition:  Excellent throughout

Price:  £4500

 

There is no record of Charles Aldridge in the index of freemen 0f  the ‘Clothworkers’ Company, but the Girdlers Company lists of freemen shows Charles Aldridge, free by redemption, 23 June 1772, followed immediately on the same day by Henry Green, which suggests that both partners acquired freedom of this company to enable them to set up business.