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Parker & Wakelin, London, active 1760 - 1776
TEA CADDY
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Parker & Wakelin, London, active 1760 - 1776
TEA CADDY
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驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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Parker & Wakelin, London, active 1760 - 1776
TEA CADDY
cube form, engraved with Chinese characters within foliate borders, ornate tea-plant finial 
hallmarked London, 1769
silver
height: 9.1cm., 3 5/8 in. high; weight 429.5gr., 13oz. 16dwt.
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來源

Christie's, London, 23 May 1990, lot 143

相關資料

Examples of this model of caddy or canister (called a 'tea tub' at the time) appear between about 1765 and 1773, many with the maker's mark for Aaron Lestourgeon. Helen Clifford, in her book Silver in London: The Parker and Wakelin Partnership 1760-1776 (Yale University Press, 2004), reconstructs the fascinating system of outworkers who produced these caddies for Parker & Wakelin. The bodies were formed from sheet by Ansill and Gilbert or by Aldridge and Woodnorth for £1 8s. each, the former also supplying three sizes of sprig finial. Aaron and William Lestourgeon then fitted the locks and lined the interiors in lead for 5s. each. The borders and characters were subsequently engraved in Robert Clee's workshop, opposite Parker & Wakelin's shop in Panton Street, before delivery to the retailer. It would seem the process, from start to finish, took under three weeks. Apparently they were retailed by Parker & Wakelin for about £9. The same procedure would have been followed for the supply of these caddies to another leading goldsmiths of the day, Thomas Heming, who had been appointed Principal Goldsmith to the King in 1760.

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