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Engraved Mother of Pearl & Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

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Reference
500420MPCE
Height
11 cm (4 1/4")
Width
19 cm (7 1/2")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Exquisite and unusual bow fronted tea caddy veneered with diamond segments of floral engraved mother of pearl, with a beautiful figured tortoiseshell plinth and matching tortoiseshell surrounding the canted lid. The tea caddy stands on four turned Tagua nut bun feet. The top & front have silvered escutcheon and initial plate which is engraved with: 'Flo'.

The interior of this wonderful mother of pearl engraved tea caddy features two compartments with matching mother of pearl lids and turned Tagua nut handles. Each compartment contains traces of its original foil lining.

This beautiful elegant antique tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. The key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with an authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, 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
11 cm (4 1/4")
Width
19 cm (7 1/2")
Depth
11 cm (4 1/4")
Period
1820
Year
Regency
Medium
Mother of Pearl, Tortoiseshell, Silver, Tagua Nut
Country
United Kingdom
Collections
GENTLEMANS COLLECTION