Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900

Tea Caddy, Georgian style, overall 4 ½” tall, 3 ¼” diameter, octagonal shaped, ¾” neck, 1 5/8” opening, lift off lid is 7/8” tall, with 2 ¼” diameter flange, ¼” Art Nouveau relief scrolling, swags and single flower ring around the top. The same border pattern is at the top and base of the tea caddy. Marked on the underside, made by Lawrence B. Smith Co., of Boston Mass. See photos, this is the early mark, circa 1900.
Lawrence B. Smith founded his silver company in 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, which at the time was an important silver manufacturing center. The company made sterling and plated silver items until c. 1958. The company employed a variety of plating techniques including the Sheffield process and electro-plated nickel silver.

Condition is excellent considering age, minor wear on lid and shoulder. Common as a result of polishing. NO dings or dents. Bottom has some scratches. See photos

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ITEM ID
10867
STYLE
Georgian
AGE
Late 19th Century
ORIGIN
United States • American
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Tea Caddy by Lawrence B. Smith Co. Boston Circa 1900

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