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Antique Tented Top Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

£ 4,450

Height
15 cm (5 1/1")
Width
15 cm (5 1/1")
Depth
9 cm (3 1/2")
Georgian tortoiseshell tent top tea caddy with the front featuring a silver framed painted cameo, silver initial plaque and ornate escutcheon. Each tortoiseshell panel is finely separated by very thin delicate strips of Ivory.

The interior features two compartments with traces of their original foil lining, and two tortoiseshell lids with turned ivory handles. This tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. Locking the tea caddy it the key must be turned anticlockwise and clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
15 cm (5 1/1")
Width
15 cm (5 1/1")
Depth
9 cm (3 1/2")
Period
1750-1799
Year
Circa 1790
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Ivory, Silver
Country
United Kingdom