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Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy with Pressed Basket Weave Design

£ 7,750

Height
12.5 cm (4 1/1")
Width
11 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
8.5 cm (3 1/4")
Rare tortoiseshell Tea Caddy with pressed tortoiseshell, basket weaved sides and pagoda top. Featuring silver stringing, escutcheon and cut steel faceted finial and ball feet.

The interior of this pressed tortoiseshell tea caddy contains a single tortoiseshell lid with bone handle and retains much of its original lining. This fabulous tea caddy comes complete with fully working lock and tasselled key.

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
11 cm (4 1/4")
Depth
8.5 cm (3 1/4")
Year
c. 1815
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Silver
Country
United Kingdom
Provenance
This tea caddy was displayed at "A Tea Journey: from Mountain to the Table" exhibition at Compton Verney 2019