Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Green Tea Caddy by Henry Clay

Japanned tea caddy, Henry Clay. Sold at Chrisite's.

A Birmingham made japanned tea caddy by Henry Clay, of about 1780, with (probably) Josiah Wedgwood cameos set into the sides (Clay definitely bought cameos from Wedgwood). The decoration on the borders is called palmette, the handle is silver and impressed with 'H C'. The caddy sold at Christie's for £3,125 in 2012.

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