Tea caddy

ARTIST / MAKER: Henry Chawner (maker)
DATE: 1789 (made)
PLACE: England (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver, engraved with coat of arms
COLLECTION NUMBER: 76

This elegant tea caddy was made by the esteemed English silversmith Henry Chawner who ran a successful business in London, together with the engraver John Emes. The caddy is engraved with the Royal arms and motto of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820), the fourth son of George III, and Queen Victoria’s father.