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Antique Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy


Antique Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

(This tea caddy is currently on display at “ A Tea Journey: from Mountain to the Table ” at Compton Verney until the 22nd september.)

Green sarcophagus shaped Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy with silver stringing, escutcheons and silver plated ball feet.

The stunning green tortoiseshell tea caddy interior has two green tortoiseshell lids with turned bone handles, has a faded red velvet lined lid and still has most of its original tin foil lining.

This wonderful Green Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy comes with a fully working lock & tasselled key.

Condition: From the good images we have provided this tea caddy shows several dings, brown blotches and green marks. Please view the images carefully areas to view are: Front bottom left, top left and top front. Back top left.

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, Bone
Age C. 1800
Dimensions Width 7 in  (17.78 cm)   Depth 4 in  (10.16 cm)  
Height 6 in  (15.24 cm)