A good quality early English silver caddy of plain rectangular design with canted corners. *Britannia standard silver. The lift off cap doubles as a tea measure. Hand engraved to one side with a crest, to the other there is a decorative monogram. Weight 118 grams, 3.7 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base 6.2 x 4.2 cms. London 1710. Maker Richard Watts. This box matches #9034 George III tea caddy.
Biography – Richard Watts, London silversmith, apprenticed to Christopher Canner 1698, free 1707/8. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1710. 2nd mark, sterling, entered 1720.