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Red Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy


Red Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Extremely rare octagonal Red Tortoiseshell Tea caddy with Ivory edging, silver escutcheon.

The interior of this rare tea caddy has a bone handled lid and has traces of its original tin lining.

This wonderful Red Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy comes with a fully working lock & tasseled key.

This Tea Caddy was awarded an Interior Designer's Choice award for House & Garden, in association with the Bada Fair. Chosen by Martin Hulbert for its "Colour, simplicity, good with contemporary items."

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.

More information on Tea Caddies can be found on our history page.

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

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Material Tortoiseshell, Ivory, Bone, Silver
Age C. 1790
Dimensions Width 4.50 in  (11.43 cm)   Depth 3.50 in  (8.89 cm)  
Height 4 in  (10.16 cm)