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Antique Georgian Red Tortoiseshell & Silver Tea Caddy


Antique Georgian Red Tortoiseshell & Silver Tea Caddy

Fabulous octagonal red tortoiseshell Tea Caddy edged in Ivory with sterling silver axe handle, engraved back plate & matching escutcheon.

The interior of this stunning red tortoiseshell tea caddy comprises a single floating lid with a bone handle.

Silver unmarked.

Provenance: Carter Collection, Witney Antiques’ “An Invitation to Tea”, 1991. Comes complete with the Invitation to Tea book where the tea caddy is featured.

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.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
International £65

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Material Tortoiseshell, Silver, wood
Age C. 1780
Dimensions Width 4.50 in  (11.43 cm)   Depth 3.75 in  (9.52 cm)  
Height 4.25 in  (10.79 cm)