Tea caddy

ARTIST / MAKER: Unknown
DATE: ca.1780 (made)
PLACE: Staffordshire (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Enamel and gilt brass
COLLECTION NUMBER: 953

Towards the end of the 18th century, the form of the tea caddy was beginning to change in Britain and more elaborate shapes and styles were introduced. Factories in Staffordshire produced high quality enamel wares in various shapes and colours which became extremely fashionable during this period, such as this example.