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Tortoiseshell Ten-Sided Tea Caddy

Tortoiseshell Ten-Sided Tea Caddy


circa 1790

The decagonal (10-sided) tea caddy with ivory panels is separated by tortoiseshell inlays with a mother of pearl decoration around the silver handle. The lid opens to reveal a single floating lid with a silver handle. The silver escutcheon sits above mother of pearl decoration and a silver initial plaque.

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.




Height 10.30cm (4.06 inches)

Width 11.00cm (4.33 inches)

Depth 6.80cm (2.68 inches)

Stock No: 11180


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