Tea Caddy

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Neoclassical style; 1790-1810
Baltimore; William Ball

William Ball, considered the finest silversmith working in the early Neoclassical style in Baltimore, made silver for the Ridgelys ranging in size from this small piece to a magnificent tea tray weighing 277 ounces. Both are embellished with “bright cut” engraved banding and shield from the Ridgely coat of arms.

Silver. H 14.6, D 8.3 cm b) 2.5, Dia 4.4 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 5632