Description

    A Regency Tortoiseshell, Bone, and Mother-of-Pearl Tea Caddy, circa 1820
    6-1/2 x 7-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches (16.5 x 20.0 x 13.0 cm)

    Note: Because this item contains parts or products of a wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife rules require that we not release this lot for shipping across state lines (Texas buyers only). Please review Terms & Conditions of Auction Paragraphs 36A - 36C and familiarize yourself with applicable conditions and laws before bidding.


    The tea caddy in rectangular serpentine form with tortoiseshell veneer throughout, lid finial mounted with silver plated plaque with blank cartouche, lid opens to reveal bone-trimmed interior with velvet to interior lid, two foil-lined compartments with tortoiseshell lids having mother-of-pearl knobs, bulbous trimmed base raised on four carved rounded mother-of-pearl feet.


    Condition Report*:

    Missing lockplate to interior lid, some age-related cracking and lifting to tortoiseshell veneer, restoration with minor losses to reverse near hinge, flaking and losses to foil liner, lot is without key.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    24th-27th Friday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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