Rare bright cut London pewter tobacco caddy with working lock by Richard Pitt 1747-96


Rare bright cut pewter oval tobacco caddy made by Richard Pitt, London 1747-96 his hallmarks under the base. This form of shallow dome-lidded caddy with large spire knop is rarely seen suggesting fewer were made, or were higher status items (and possibly earlier) than the usual cylindrical ones. It is a lovely piece, with well fitting lockable lid. Beautifully bright cut decorated all over. Amazingly, the lock on this caddy still works properly, and comes with a suitable but not original key that works with the lock. Provenance: formerly in the collection of Bryan Darby. In excellent condition, with medium grey surface patina. 5⅜” tall, 5" long and 3¼" wide. 418g weight. REF: P1387