Georgian Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy
Georgian Period Circa 1790 From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this charming dome-topped rectangular green tortoiseshell tea caddy. The Tea Caddy is finished in vibrant green Tortoiseshell to the exterior with Silver stringing. The dome shaped... Read More
Silvered Ball Finial and Matching Feet
Georgian Period Circa 1790
From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this charming dome-topped rectangular green tortoiseshell tea caddy. The Tea Caddy is finished in vibrant green Tortoiseshell to the exterior with Silver stringing. The dome shaped lid surmounted by a Silver ball finial complete with four matching ball feet. The interior is faced in Boxwood surrounding the two tortoiseshell-fitted lids mounted with splayed bone handles. Removing the lids reveals the tea storage compartments with the visual signs of the original lining. The tea caddy dates to the Georgian period during the reign of George III (1760-1820) Circa 1790.
The Tea Caddy comes complete with working lock and Tasselled Key.
Tortoiseshell describes a type of decorative material made from the shells of certain species of sea turtles. The shells of these turtles are composed of a hard, glossy substance called keratin, which can be cut and shaped into a variety of decorative items. Tortoiseshell has been used for centuries to make a range of decorative objects, including combs, brush handles, and other small items. It is also sometimes used to make tea caddies, as it is strong, durable, and can be polished to a high shine. The term “tortoiseshell” is used to describe these decorative items, even though they are made from the shells of sea turtles because the term has been used historically to refer to this material.
Georgian, a period in British history dating from 1714-1837, the Georgian era after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV.
If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the UK 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 30 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.
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