On offers is an exceptional faux ivory & tortoiseshell, silver andmother ofpearlveneered tea caddy produced in c1780. Complete with original lining, inner lid and monogrammed silver shield of original owner.
Height (including handle)12 cms. Conditiongood for age. Few cracks in faux ivory veneer,some stripsoffaux tortoiseshell beading missing and a bit of mother of pearl inlay no longer present. Lid slightly raised at back, so may have been reattached at some point to original hinge. Base with later applied green velvet, butcould be removed.
Not seen such a rare tea caddy offered on before, but a few have come up at sale recently to reference value:
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