A top quality tea caddy or cannister made from a good heavy gauge of sterling silver weighing 6.48 Troy Ounces / 201.6 Grams. The silver is smothered with an exquisite repousse decoration.
The silver is fully hallmarked for London 1894 and the makers mark for a highly collectible silversmith from Bristol, Josiah Williams & Co -George Maudsley Jackson; The firm was the largest manufacturing silversmiths in England outside London, Birmingham and Sheffield. Josiah Williams production was mainly responsible for keeping the Exeter Assay Office busy during this period. After the closure of the office (1882) the hallmarking was transferred to London (where George Maudsley Jackson entered his mark).
Excellent condition and quality, measuring $" x 2 3/4" x 4" tall.