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Red Tortoiseshell & Silver Oval Tea Caddy

£ 9,500

Height
12.5 cm (4 1/1")
Width
15 cm (5 1/1")
Depth
10 cm (3 1/1")
Very rare, striking red Tortoiseshell & Silver Oval Tea Caddy with beautifully bright cut solid silver edging, escutcheon and ring pull handle.
The silver edge on the opening of the caddy has the hinge expertly incorporated into its design. The interior contains a single, floating red tortoiseshell lid with turned bone handle.

A very rare example and complex shape using one whole piece of striking red Tortoiseshell with fabulous bright cut silver mounts.

This splendid Red Tortoiseshell Oval tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key and still contains traces of its tin foil lining.


Important information below.

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.
Height
12.5 cm (4 1/1")
Width
15 cm (5 1/1")
Depth
10 cm (3 1/1")
Year
c. 1780
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Silver
Country
United Kingdom