This super quality pair of boxed and crested George II silver tea caddies were made in London in 1731 by Christian Hillan. The rectangular box is ebony with silver fittings and measures 6 inches tall by 7 3/8 inches in length and is 5 1/8 inches wide, there are a couple of age cracks but they don’t distract and are stable. It has a divide inside to separate the blue velvet lined compartments in which the rectangular caddies sit. The caddies measure 3.25 inches in length by 2.5 inches wide and are approx 4.75 inches tall, they are beautifully engraved to the lids and around all the faces of the caddies and have the crest of a seated bear to one side and to the other a florid cartouche bearing the slightly later initials on WM in flowing script. Upon opening the hinged lids they bear the names Indian to one and China to the other inside where there are also the makers mark and lion passant. They are fully and clearly hallmarked under the bases where they also have the flowing initials of GEA. The quality is super weighing 29.5 ounces or 919 grams and they are in very good condition, a lovely pair of boxed caddies.