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Britannia Fine Antique Silver Rare Hollowware 2
Very unusual Gorham sterling silver apple tea caddy with hinged lid and textured surface. Applied leaf decoration. The lid fits together with the base with a jagged irregular seam as if the apple had been peeled open. Dated 1883 with the Gorham date letter P. The clasp is a bug that rotated to secure a small bar on the top lid.
Silversmith P. B., Paris | Tea urn | French, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tea Urn, 1845, French Silversmith P. B., Paris Purveyor: F.A. Thouret Medium: Silver plate Dimensions: H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm.); Gr. W. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm.) Accession Number: 1988.406 a-c The Metropolitan Museum of Art