A GEORGE II SILVER TEA CADDY SET, THOMAS GILPIN, LONDON, 1746
comprising a pair of caddies with sliding bases and covers and a sugar box with sliding cover, all finely chased with rococo ornament on matted and pricked scalework grounds and engraved with arms and crest in drapery cartouches, with folding shell finials, the sugar box on bracket feet with trefid ends
marked on bases and covers
39 oz 15 dwt
height 4¾ in.
One caddy with small scratch on side, otherwise good, chasing and engraving crisp, all high quality.
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The Lipton Collection
S.J. Shrubsole, New York, November 20, 1964, with brochure
Private Collector, Brazil
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1953
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, 1954
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1955
Henry Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 1956
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, 1958
The Magazine Antiques, December 1952
The arms are those of Blayney, co. Montgomery.
A similar set, but with an oblong sugar box, by Elizabeth Godfrey, is at Colonial Williamsburg (accession no. 1937-153).