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Antique Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

£3,200.00

A stunning shaped and beautiful figured antique tortoiseshell tea caddy with pagoda top, unusual treble sided with canted corners, standing on four turned bun feet. With silver stringing dividing each beautifully shaped and very impressive figured tortoiseshell panels, a silver... Read More

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SKU: 500333 Categories: ,
Dimensions 22 × 13 × 16 cm
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XDY1G237

SKU 500333

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Description

A stunning shaped and beautiful figured antique tortoiseshell tea caddy with pagoda top, unusual treble sided with canted corners, standing on four turned bun feet. With silver stringing dividing each beautifully shaped and very impressive figured tortoiseshell panels, a silver escutcheon and vacant initial plate to the top. Lifting the tortoiseshell tea caddy’s lid reveals ivory facings framing two tortoiseshell lids with turned ivory handles, and its original luxurious velvet backing on the main tea caddy lid. The two lidded tea compartments contain traces of their original tin foil lining.

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

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.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 13 × 16 cm
Period

Year

Country

Cites

XDY1G237

SKU 500333