William Pitts & Joseph Preedy
William Pitts was a London silversmith who was apprenticed to his father Thomas Pitts I, Citizen and Goldsmith, 1769. William was made free in 1784 and entered his first mark as a plateworker in 1781. He later entered his second mark in 1786 and then his third mark in 1791, in partnership with Joseph Preedy. Pitts specialised, both by himself and in partnership with Preedy, in the production of fine quality epergnes, dessert baskets, and stands.