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Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy


Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy

Extremely rare & beautiful octagonal Green Tortoiseshell Tented-top Tea Caddy with Ivory edging, pewter stringing & Tented lid with a silver looped handle.

The top lid is lined with faded red velvet and has single lid in green tortoiseshell with bone handle. The interior of the Green Tea Caddy has small traces of lead lining.

This superb Tea Caddy comes with a working lock & tasselled key.

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.
Material Tortoiseshell, Ivory, Bone
Age C. 1790
Dimensions Width 5.25 in  (13.33 cm)   Depth 3.25 in  (8.25 cm)  
Height 5.50 in  (13.97 cm)