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A pair of fine George II oblong tea-caddies on shell feet

Maker:  Maker Unknown


A pair of fine George II oblong tea-caddies on shell feet, and a sugar-bowl and cover, the two sides of the caddies repousse and chased with a seated lady holding a parasol in the Chinese taste and in her right hand a mirror, with trees, foliage and birds to the background, the ends chased with a rococo cartouche surmounted by a parasol, one containing a crest, the detachable covers with a band of circles and ovals within matted ground, and shell handles, by James Schruder 1744, with original lead liners; the sugar-bowl on circular moulded foot chased with a band of foliage sprays interlacing scrollwork and wave ornament on matted ground, the body applied with two reclining figures in the Chinese taste between palm trees, exotic flowers and two rococo cartouches, the domed cover with reed-and-tie border, also applied with pendant flowersprays held from a perched eagles beak and below with wave ornament and scrolls, with borders chased with matting and scalework, with open flower finial by the same, 1737, in silver-mounted shagreen-case the caddies 5in. high the bowl 5in. diam.

ID:  5350


West Midlands

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