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Tea or sugar caddy made for Worshipful Company of Grocers by Charles Boyton, London,date letter ``a`` 1896-1897.
Embossed camel from the coat of arms with the motto "God Grant Grace”.
Gilt interior.
``The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London. It is ranked second in the order of precedence of the Companies and, having been established in 1345, is one of the original Great Twelve City Livery Companies.``
Various silver items were presented to the Livery and freeman of the Worshipful Company of Grocers to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    The camel as an emblem interested me. It symbolizes the East.
    It seems it is described in heraldic terms as "camel statant or, bridled sable, on his back two bags of pepper argent".

    I found this:
    "The Ancient Guild of Pepperers chose a camel as its symbol. Black pepper is one of the world's most popular spices and has been for centuries. Peppercorns have at times been considered portable wealth. Pepper originally came over land, and this is the reason for the choice of the camel as a symbol. The camel is incorporated into the coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Grocers, which also includes two griffins holding a shield.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Spencer_(navigational_instrument_maker)

    Love the William III repoussé work!
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful information, vetraio50!!!

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