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Mother of Pearl Tea Caddy

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Very rare and exceptional octagonal mother of pearl tented top Tea Caddy. Each panel is engraved and separated with thin strips of engraved silver stringing, including the shield shaped escutcheon. The front has an exquisite oval porcelain portrait of a... Read More


SKU: 323146 Categories: ,
Dimensions 7 × 10.5 × 12.5 cm
Medium

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SKU 323146

Description

Description

Very rare and exceptional octagonal mother of pearl tented top Tea Caddy. Each panel is engraved and separated with thin strips of engraved silver stringing, including the shield shaped escutcheon.
The front has an exquisite oval porcelain portrait of a genteel lady and two turtle doves (traditionally known as a symbol of love & devotion). Further engraved silver stringing surrounds this beautiful portrait.
The caddy edge has a horn surround & facings, and a silver looped ornate handle to the top. Interior contains a single floating lid and traces of the original foil lining.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 10.5 × 12.5 cm
Medium

Country

SKU 323146