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Tea caddy from a cased set of two tea caddies and a sugar box: M.7.1 & A-1965

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)

Titles

tea caddy from a cased set of two tea caddies and a sugar box

Maker(s)

Probably Nutting, Henry (Silversmith)

Description

Silver, the rectangular caddy with cylindrical neck and pull-off lid with applied 'G' (for Green tea); the front of the caddy engraved with the coat-of-arms of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam (with M.7.2 & A & B-1965, M.7.3 & A-1965 and M.7.4-1965)

Notes

History note: Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam. Purchased from J.H. Bourdon Smith Ltd., 24 Mason's Yard, London SW1

Measurements and weight

Depth: 12.8 cm
Depth: 5 in
Height: 12.5 cm
Height: 4¾ in
Weight: 525 g
Weight: 16: 17 oz : dwt
Width: 8.6 cm
Width: 3⅜ in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1965-11-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Early 19th Century
George IV
1812 - 1813

Note

The maker's mark 'HN' in a rectangular cartouche was also used by Hannah Northcote at this date

Components of the work

Applied Letter Armorials Body

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DEO JUVANTE
  • Location: Under the coat-of-arms on the front of the caddy
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Motto

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: On the neck of the caddy
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: On the neck of the caddy and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: R
  • Location: On the neck of the caddy and inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: monarch's head
  • Location: On the neck of the caddy
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: HN
  • Location: On the base and the neck of the caddy
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7.1 & A-1965
Primary reference Number: 119258
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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