Regency Mahogany Sarcophagus Shaped Two Compartment Tea Caddy With Glass Sugar/Mixing Bowl. The word "caddy" derives from the Malay "kati," meaning a measure of weight about 3/5 of a kilogram. The 17th century tea containers were bottle shaped tea jars in china, glass, silver, enamel and straw-work covered metal. Tea caddies were made of wood from the second quarter of the 18th century, when they were first introduced as a home style accessory. Circa 1830. Size: 11" L x 5.75" W x 5.75" H.