Tea caddy

ARTIST / MAKER: Daniel Pontifex (maker)
DATE: 1797 (made)
PLACE: England (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Silver
COLLECTION NUMBER: 107

This tea caddy is divided internally and features a double hinged lid fitted with a lock on each side. Such caddies became fashionable in Britain in the 1780s and enabled different types of tea to be stored in each compartment.