19th Cen Gorham Sterling Tea Caddy 1886 Mark W Inner Lid No Monogram 165g Rare
19th Century (1886) Gorham Sterling Tea Caddy, 5.8 oz / 165g. Reticulated Repousse Ball Form, w Interior and Exterior Lids, No Monograms. This charming tea caddy is spherical in shape and built like a ginger jar or spice container, in that it has an unusual inner lid that sits upon a rim inside the opening of the neck, rather than fitting inside the body and dropping with the amount of tea inside, as some did, to keep tea/spices their freshest.
Stamped clearly with the 1886 date mark (a Maltese/Iron cross,) to the upper left of the hallmark. This bears the correct Gorham maker's marks for the same era. Excellent overall, with one ding to the shoulder, just above where the gadrooning meets the repoussé. Otherwise, the only sign of age AT ALL is at the narrow band where the base meets the shelf, and shows evidence of shelf wear. This can be observed under raking light or with the help of a jeweler's loupe. WEIGHT: 5.8 REGULAR (not troy) ounces/165g. Thanks for shopping with me and stay healthy! The item "19th Cen Gorham Sterling Tea Caddy 1886 Mark W Inner Lid NO Monogram 165g RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, August 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver". The seller is "maeday76" and is located in Mobile, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Brand: Gorham
- Pattern: 175
- Type: Tea Caddy
- Composition: Sterling Silver (.925)
- Style: Victorian
- Age: 1886