Tea chest and tea canisters: 1786

William Potter

Tea chest and tea canisters: 1786
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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A marquetry tea chest containing two tea canisters made by William Potter of Cornhill in 1786. A mother of pearl disc inscribed, 'Made by W Potter London 1786' is set into the inside of the lid of each canister. The set is said to have been modelled after Carlton House. The tea chest was offered in a raffle open to fifty subscribers at two guineas each and was won by the maker.

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