Simon Pantin, tea caddy, of rectangular form with cut corners and flat top pull off lid, the body engraved with later foliate and stipple work and crested cartouche, bearing marks for Simon Pantin, London possibly 1707. Weight 160grs. Height 9 cm
cartouche. An ornamental panel in the form of of a shield, oval or rectangular scroll with curling edges. It may be carved into the back of a chair or the top of a sideboard, or present on a piece of silver or jewellery, and contain the initials of the original owner, heraldic symbols, or some other inscription, such as the details of a presentation.
In ceramics the term defines the central area of a vase or similar with a decorative border in one of the shapes above, into which a decorative scene or figures have been painted.
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