The attached underplate stands on handsome scrolled acanthus feet, and has a bold beaded edge. The focal point of the piece is a very striking finial in the form of a crouching sphinx, superbly cast and detailed.Really a fabulous piece, full of fine classical detail. This piece is in great overall condition. There is just a hint of a waver to the rim along one edge, which is quite hard to notice. There are no splits, no dents, no breaks, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs. The piece is stamped with a maker's mark of M&W for Mappin & Webb, as well as W16.
The tea caddy measures about 7 ½ by 6 by 7 inches, LxWxH. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "C1860s English Sheffield Mappin & Webb Silver Plate Sphinx Top Tea Caddy" is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Other Antique Silverplate".The seller is "essexriverantiques" and is located in Essex, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.