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Ivory & Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

£ 8,500

Height
12.5 cm (4 1/1")
Width
16 cm (6 1/4")
Depth
9 cm (3 1/2")
Decagonal ivory Tea Caddy with tortoiseshell edging, the top having a star motif of mother of pearl & gold pique dots. The front is decorated with a beautiful portrait of an 18th century Lady with a foal, surrounded with engraved gold mounts and a blank initial plaque. On the underside of the lid is an original old label reading: "finely painted miniature of a Lady, Ivory & Gold mounted 1780". The tea caddy has two lids with bone handles.

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.

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
12.5 cm (4 1/1")
Width
16 cm (6 1/4")
Depth
9 cm (3 1/2")
Year
c. 1780
Medium
Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Mother of Pearl, Gold
Country
United Kingdom