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George III Tea Caddy in Tortoiseshell

George III Tea Caddy in Tortoiseshell


circa 1790 - 1800

The tortoiseshell on this rare decagonal tent top tea caddy has a deep green hue and is separated by contrasting ivory stringing. It has a horn lipped base, vacant silver initial plate, escutcheon and a hinge and pull handle. The interior comprises two compartments with bone-handled green tortoiseshell lids. The caddy has a fully working lock and 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.


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Height 12.70cm (5 inches)

Width 12.70cm (5 inches)

Depth 7.62cm (3 inches)

Stock No: 11081


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