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A Fine Quality 19th Tortoiseshell Veneered Tea Caddy of tapering rectangular form with canted corners and a scotia moulded lid. The top ornamented with silvered inlay enriched with engraving and centred by a ball finial; the edges strung in ivory with fine seams of silver outlining the verticals, a silvered escutcheon and monogrammed rectangular plaque to the front on ball feet, 7 ins (18 cms in height, 7½ ins (18 cms) in height, 7½ ins x 4½ ins (19 cms x11.5 cms). The interior divided into two compartments borders in ivory with blond tortoiseshell lids and small turned ivory knops.

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