A GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY, AARON LESTOURGEON, LONDON, 1771
cylindrical cannister form, engraved with panels of Chinese characters within husk borders, cast entwined tea leaf finial, engraved with a coat-of-arms
12cm., 4¾in. high
420gr., 13oz. 10dwt.
Good clear marks to the underside. Nice gauge. The engraving slightly worn but generally crisp. No obvious splits or repairs. No key present so lock is untested. Good condition overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
with Walter Wilson (November 1970)
Engraved with the arms of Knowles.