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Georgian Oval Tortoiseshell & Silver Tea Caddy

£ 8,500

Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
11 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
8 cm (3 1/4")
Small oval tortoiseshell Tea Caddy with applied pressed silver with a rippled design. The front has an ornate silver escutcheon. The tortoiseshell & silver tea caddy interior contains most of its original tin lining with a rippled silver surround incorporating the hinge, and a single floating tortoiseshell lid with silver ball handle which rests on the tea to keep it fresh.

This delightful little Oval tea caddy comes with a fully functional lock & tasselled key.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell 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
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
11 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
8 cm (3 1/4")
Year
c. 1790
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Silver
Country
United Kingdom