Tea caddy (one of a pair), Augustin Courtauld (British, 1685–1751), Silver, British, London

Tea caddy (one of a pair)

Maker:
Augustin Courtauld (British, 1685–1751)
Date:
1726/27
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.269
Not on view
Inscription: On underside, scrawled with a fine point, in script: N° 22 / 1 Z 48 £ o K I - ... X

Marking: [1] leopard's head erased (London assay office mark);
[2] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] CO a fleur-de-lis above in shaped punch (maker's mark for Louis Courtauld);
[4] L (London date letter for 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; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 2, 1967, no. 10); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)