Tea caddy

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Made in Glasgow

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Tea caddy

This silver tea caddy was made by Glasgow silversmiths Milne and Campbell, around 1765.

The caddy is heavily chased in chinoiserie design. This is a style of decorative art based on imitations of Chinese motifs. It was particularly fashionable in the mid-18th century.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-044-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1068 A
Date: Around 1765
c. 1765
c. 1765
Material: Silver. Inscription: M&C; [Glasgow mark]; M&C; O
Silver. Inscription: M&C; [Glasgow mark]; M&C; O
Dimensions: 170 mm H x 130 mm L x 120 mm W
2.50" H; rim 4.00" x 3.40"
What: Tea-caddy lid
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Milne and Campbell, Glasgow (Silversmith)
Milne and Campbell, Glasgow (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Description: Silver tea-caddy heavily chased in a rococo chinoiserie design, by Milne and Campbell, Glasgow, c. 1765
Separate lid for chased silver tea-caddy MEQ 1068, by Milne and Campbell, Glasgow, c. 1765
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