March 23, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Regency Tortoise Shell Inlaid Tea Caddy

British, two compartment swell-front tortoise shell tea caddy, pagoda-style, inlaid English silver on lid edges, finely inlaid mother-of-pearl design, skirted, carved initials "JMC" onto silver cartouche, four metal feet, velvet lined lid, two tortoiseshell veneered lids with ivory bead pulls, ivory interior detail and lid pulls, traces of the original paktong (not foil), 7-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.


This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.

Provenance:Collection of Marion and Theodore Gore, Williamsburg, Virginia


lacking key, cracking to lid veneer, minor chips and cracks to ivory, base paper cover warped, loss one piece mother-of-pearl 

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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