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Tea Caddy

Tea Caddy


Paul de Lamerie

English, 1688-1751

Tea caddies were containers used at the tea table for dried tea leaves. Rococo in spirit, this tea caddy is characterized by lavish asymmetrical designs and broken scroll and shell motifs.
Sterling silver
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (9.84 x 6.35 cm)
Overall h.: 5 1/2 in.
Purchased in memory of Julia Lee Knudsen with funds from the Mary Arrington Small Estate Acquisition Fund
Not currently on view


Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie. "Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Wares in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, illus. p. 8, no. 18, p. 30

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