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Tea caddy (one of a pair)

Maker:
Augustin Courtauld (British, 1685–1751)
Date:
1726/27
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.268
Not on view
Inscription: Script, scrawled with a fine point:

N° 22 / OZ ? 48. £ K L X . X (underside of .268)
N° 22 / 1 Z 48 £ o K I - ... X (underside of .269)

Marking: [1] leopard's head erased
[2] Britania
[3] CO a fleur-de-lis above in shaped punch (close to Grimwade 385)
[4] L date letter for London 1726-27
[5] an eagle's head couped in conforming punch
[6] very faint, but possibly a weak strike of [2]

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on underside of bases, [1], [3] only, on underside of covers
[5] on outer edge of foot rim of .268 only, on back (i.e. on side with the kingfisher crest)
[6] on underside of cover of .268 only to the right of the lion's head, outside the frame of the flat area of the top
James Donahue (until 1967; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 2, 1967, no. 10); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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