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Tea caddy: M.4-2016

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Current Location: In storage


Silversmith: Videau, Aymé




Silver-gilt tea caddy, with chased decoration in Rococo style

Silver-gilt, with chased and flat-chased decoration. The tea caddy is rectangular with a moulded base, straight sides, and small curved shoulders. The cover is rectangular with sloping sides, a flat top, and a hinged wavy shell-shaped handle. The sides are decorated with chased asymmetrical Rococo scrolled and shellwork cartouches and sprays of flowers.


History note: On loan to the museum from 2012

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Olive and Peter Ward

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2016-04-25) by Ward, Olive and Peter, from the estate of


18th Century, Mid
George II
1745 CE - 1746 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of gold

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AV
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: k
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-2016
Primary reference Number: 208644
Former loan number: AAL.3-2012
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 April 2016 Updated: Tuesday 5 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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