Silver tea caddy withe Grecian scene
Thomas Hayes - 1898
This tea caddy features an ancient mythological Bacchanal parading around the entire circumference of the body. At the centre of the procession is Bacchus accompanied by his panther and holding his wand of fertility. He is then surrounded by nymphs, dancers and musicians along with Cupid riding on the back of a centaur. In the background is the Acropolis of Athens along with other ancient buildings, one of which is the now lost monumental gateway to the Acropolis, called the Propylaea.
Thomas Hayes was a fine silver maker from Birmingham who produced a range of tea caddies with similar scenes.
Condition - very good, some polish related wear but nothing significant, fine details are still in tact.