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Blonde & Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

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Height
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Width
19.5 cm (7 3/4")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Most unusual blonde tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, with striking green tortoiseshell banding with ivory edging and a sterling silver initial plate. The front has a wooden key profile above a lovely tied ribbon inlay, under which is a green oval tortoiseshell & mother of pearl monogram.
The underside of the caddy's lid features another green tortoiseshell medallion and two compartments with bone-handled tortoiseshell lids.

This rare blonde & green tortoiseshell tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
Height
11.5 cm (4 1/2")
Width
19.5 cm (7 3/4")
Depth
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Year
c. 1790
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Silver.
Country
United Kingdom