DescriptionA FRENCH IVORY, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND COPPER INLAID EBONIZED TEA CADDY
Maker unknown, possibly Paris, France, circa 1880
4-3/4 x 8-3/4 x 5-1/8 inches (12.1 x 22.2 x 13.0 cm)
The ebonized tea caddy with inlay of of ivory, mother-of-pearl and copper of beasts emerging from foliate design, hinged lid opens to rosewood interior with two compartments and fitted boxes, two boxes with inlayed strap-work design to top centering ram's head and foil lining.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200.
box with surface cracks, loss of fillet to front left and back corners, loss to foil lining, surface scratches commensurate with age
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