Thomas Heming English Sterling Tea Caddy and Sugar Box in the Original Shagreen Box, London c. 1753
These extremely rare and exceptional fine English sterling tea caddies retain their original, fitted shagreen box with silver mounts. The sugar box has a hinged lid that flips open and the tea caddy lid slides open - a trick lid to keep prying servants away from valuable tea!
Executed in the 'Tea Picker' pattern, first popularized by Paul de Lamerie in the 1740's these fine examples were made by Thomas Heming who would become the royal silversmith to His Majesty George III in 1760.
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