Small silver tea canister of narrow, rectangular form with molded borders and hinged stepped domed cover with flattened rectangular urn finial and lock on one side, the body heavily decorated in the Rococo style with shellwork, scrolling foliage, flowers and engraved fish scale motifs, on one side in a reserve comprised of leafy floral elements the engraved initials FW (?), on the other in a similar reserve a coat-of-arms, the cover and finial engraved with stylized leafy flowers.

Tea Canister

Paul de Lamerie

About 1730