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Set of three tea caddies with spoons

Maker:
John Swift (British, active from 1728)
Date:
1762–63
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
.1ab confirmed: 7 1/4 × 4 7/8 × 3 5/8 in. (18.4 × 12.4 × 9.2 cm) .1c confirmed: 1 5/8 × 5 1/2 in. (4.1 × 14 cm) .2ab confirmed: 6 9/16 × 4 3/16 × 3 3/8 in. (16.7 × 10.6 × 8.6 cm) .2c confirmed: 1 5/16 × 5 in. (3.3 × 12.7 cm) .3ab confirmed: 6 5/8 × 4 × 3 3/8 in. (16.8 × 10.2 × 8.6 cm) .3c confirmed: 1 3/8 × 5 in. (3.5 × 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.15.1a–c–.3a–c
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved crest on cover and caddy: Boar passant

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] G, London date letter for 1762–63;
[3] Lion passant;
[4] J S, pellet between, in oval, maker's mark for John Swift

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] underneath base of caddy (a);
[3] on rim of lid (b);
[3] on handle of spoon (c);
[4] on handle of spoon
George S. Palmer , New London, Connecticut (until 1920; sold to MMA)
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