C1724 George Ist Sterling silver Tea Caddy by John Farnell
Rare and delightful George Ist sterling silver tea caddy. Hallmarked for London, 1724, this John Farnell was the son of William Farnell of Oakingham. He apprenticed to Thomas Ash in London in 1706, and was free in 1714, when he entered his mark as a master. This caddy was made shortly after the cessation of use of the Britannia standard of silver (958/1000), and is sterling standard (925/1000). John Farnell seems to have initially used an "Fa" mark, and the mark on our caddy is listed in Jackson P172, 1989 edition. Farnell was a prolific maker of Tea Caddies of this form. The top slides off to fill it with tea, and the domes cap is removed to decant it.
150 grams . 10 cm tall.
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