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Tea Canister

Workshop of Louis Guichard, French (active London), active from 1748

Geography:
Made in London, England, Europe

Date:
1754-1755

Medium:
Silver

Dimensions:
5 1/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 11/16 inches (12.9 x 9 x 6.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-26-200a,b

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Label:
In the eighteenth century, tea canisters, or caddies, were typically made in sets of two, one for black (fermented) and one for green (unfermented) tea, and were often accompanied by a third box slightly different in size and intended for sugar.