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An Early Victorian  tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl single compartment tea caddy

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Reference: TC 114

Description:
 
A  tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl single compartment tea caddy of rectangular form,  with three concave panels of tortoiseshell, the interior ivory faced with ivory standing on turned bone feet.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1840

Materials: tortoiseshell, mother of pearl , ivory and bone.

Size: It measures 5.9 inches wide  by  4.3 inches deep and it is  4.1 inches  high including feet: 15 cm wide by 10.8cm deep by 10.5 cm high.

Condition: overall good, no lock.

 

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Inside there is a single compartment with supplementary lid. There are remnants of the original leading 

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 There are remnants of the original leading. The hinges are original.

 

 The lock is missing.

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