A strikingly beautiful suite of 3 silver tea caddies rectangular with bombe sides. The caddies have extremely sharp rococo floral chasing throughout with matt highlights for added decoration. The tea caddies have detachable lids with applied floral finials and sit on four foliage-decorated feet. The caddies come in a strikingly beautiful shagreen and silver George III box, made especially for them in the Georgian period.
Maker: Thomas Foster (small caddy) William Pitts (small & large caddies)
Origin: London 1766/1810
Weight Combined: 60 troy ounces (1849 grams)
Height: Large caddy 6.5 inches 17cm. Small caddies 5.75 inches (15cm)
Width: Large caddy 4.5 inches (12cm). Small caddies 3.75 inches (9.5cm)
Condition: Small Thomas Foster caddy 1764 detachable lid unmarked otherwise exceptional throughout.
Note: William Pitts was highly likely commissioned to make a suite of caddies using the earlier Thomas Foster caddy as the original example